Vietnam is a sportswear and sports equipment manufacturing powerhouse of which Nike has been a key player. Here’s where Nike’s factories in Vietnam are located and why they’re there.
At the World Cup last year, Nike was responsible for supplying the kits of Qatar, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, France, Croatia, England, the Netherlands, South Korea, Canada, Portugal, the USA, and Australia.
As one of the biggest, most well known brands in the world, Nike is well and truly embedded in the fabric of international sport. This, however, would not be possible without the huge manufacturing operations Nike has developed in Southeast Asia. In particular, Vietnam has become an essential component of Nike supply lines.
In fact, 51 percent of Nike’s footwear in 2021 was produced in the Southeast Asian manufacturing powerhouse alone.
And this number is increasing – in 2021 Nike had just 138 suppliers in Vietnam. By November of 2022, however, that number had increased to 155.
So what products is Nike manufacturing in Vietnam? Where is it having them manufactured? And why does Nike keep choosing Vietnam?
What does Nike manufacture in Vietnam?
All three pillars of Nike’s product range are produced in Vietnam: footwear, apparel, and equipment. This includes both Converse and Nike branded products.
Currently, Nike’s biggest investment in Vietnam is in apparel with 71 factories producing garments for the sporting giant. These factories are mostly located in Vietnam’s south, though there are a handful scattered around the rest of the country as well.
There are also 13 factories that produce sporting equipment for Nike with 11 in the south and two in Vietnam’s north.
Vietnam is a key manufacturer of Nike footwear too. It has 13 factories around the country making everything from running shoes to sneakers.
How many Nike factories are there in Vietnam?
Nike currently has 155 factories in Vietnam on its list of suppliers. The bulk of these factories are in Vietnam’s south. These are primarily in and around Ho Chi Minh City.
Nike factories in Vietnam by province, region (November 2022)
Province Region Suppliers Employees An Giang South 2 4,038 Ba Ria – Vung Tau South 10 17,337 Bac Ninh North 1 22 Binh Dinh Central 1 3,048 Binh Duong South 24 22,641 Binh Phuoc South 3 6,012 Ben Tre South 2 3,047 Can Tho South 2 6,759 Da Nang Central 1 559 Dong Nai South 33 186,668 Dong Thap South 1 1,783 Ha Nam North 1 460 Ha Noi North 1 308 Ha Tinh Central 1 1,857 Hai Phong North 3 12,666 Hai Duong North 1 3,092 Ho Chi Minh City South 16 60,884 Hau Giang South 1 2,020 Hung Yen North 1 2,500 Long An South 12 41,624 Nam Dinh North 7 22,121 Ninh Binh North 1 8764 Quang Nam Central 2 4,573 Soc Trang South 2 3,868 Tay Ninh South 8 32,012 Thua Thien Hue Central 2 7,531 Thai Binh North 1 2,849 Thai Nguyen North 2 2,924 Thanh Hoa Central 3 42,905 Tien Giang South 6 13,152 Vinh Long South 4 13,267 Total 531,291
Source: Nike Manufacturing Map
Why are Nike’s contract factories in Southern Vietnam?
Infrastructure in southern Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City is home to Vietnam’s biggest port. As of 2019, the Port of Saigon was the 26th biggest container port in the world and the fifth biggest in the ASEAN region after the Port of Singapore, Malaysia’s Port Klang and Tanjung Pelepas, and Thailand’s Laem Chabang.
As a result, ports in HCMC are responsible for around 67 percent of Vietnam’s seaport throughput.
Around 80 kilometers to the south of HCMC there is also the Cai Mep-Thi Vai Port. The Cai Mep-Thi Vai Port is a deep water port, which allows for bigger ships to transport goods into and out of Vietnam. This can significantly reduce shipping costs for manufacturers. It is also conveniently located close to Dong Nai and Binh Duong which account for the two highest numbers of Nike factories in Vietnam.
See also: Port Infrastructure in Vietnam 3 Regional Hubs for Importers and Exporters
Labor in southern Vietnam
Southern Vietnam has been a textile and garment hub for decades and now boasts a relatively high-skilled workforce in garment manufacturing. This low-cost labor can produce high-value when managed and utilized correctly.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s biggest city, is also located in the south. This is Vietnam’s biggest population center and has the full gamut of amenities of any big city in the world. Workers from Ho Chi Minh City can have a high quality of life within its borders while also commuting to factories outside of the metropolis in the surrounding provinces – it’s common for many companies to bus their employees into and out of the city.
See also: Salary and Wages in Vietnam
Vietnam-Nike ongoing relationship
Over almost two decades, Nike and Vietnam have become inextricably linked. Vietnam is now a key manufacturing hub for Nike goods with over 530,000 Vietnamese employed by factories supplying the sportswear giant.
It has also provided training and experience for countless thousands of Vietnamese workers. This has created an apparel manufacturing workforce that is well-familiar with the industry and the work and this may pay dividends for foreign brands in the garment and textile industry that wish to start manufacturing in Southeast Asia.
At the same time, Nike has been able to lower production costs and provide value for its consumer base.
This mutually beneficial relationship, in recent years, has moved from strength to strength. As these two entities continue to grow together, that relationship can only grow stronger.
For more information about garment and textile manufacturing in Vietnam and the benefits Vietnam may provide, contact the business intelligence team at Dezan Shira and Associates.
A complete list of Nike suppliers in Vietnam as of November 2022
Factory Name Product Brand Province Workers NV Apparel Company Limited Apparel Nike An Giang
Oriental Garment An Giang Co Ltd Apparel Nike An Giang
E-Top (Vietnam) Co.,Ltd Apparel Nike Ba Ria – Vung Tau
All Wells International Co., Ltd. Footwear Nike Ba Ria – Vung Tau
Vung Tau Orient Co., Ltd Equipment Nike Ba Ria – Vung Tau
Eclat Fabrics (Viet Nam) Co., Ltd Apparel Nike Ba Ria – Vung Tau
Prime Asia (Vietnam) Footwear Nike Ba Ria – Vung Tau
San Fang (Tr1) (Vietnam) Footwear Nike Ba Ria – Vung Tau
Tong Hong Tannery Co Ltd (Vietnam) Footwear Nike Ba Ria – Vung Tau
Greentech Headgear Company Limited Apparel Nike Ba Ria – Vung Tau
Vung Tau Orient Co., Ltd Equipment Nike Ba Ria – Vung Tau
Formosa (Vietnam) Textile Industrial Co.,Ltd Apparel Nike Ba Ria – Vung Tau
Hesheng Co., Ltd. Equipment Nike Bac Ninh
Delta Galil Vietnam Co., Ltd Equipment Nike Binh Dinh
Green Vina Co., Ltd. Apparel Nike Binh Duong
Acode Sporting Goods Co., Ltd. Equipment Nike Binh Duong
Virtue King Vietnam Company Limited Equipment Nike Binh Duong
Ever Tech Plastic Vietnam Company Ltd Branch Footwear Nike Binh Duong
Saigon Daryar Plastic Co.,Ltd Equipment Nike Binh Duong
Far Eastern Apparel (Vietnam) Limited Apparel Nike Binh Duong
H&L Apparel(Vietnam) Co.,Ltd Apparel Nike Binh Duong
Far Eastern Apparel Limited Vietnam Apparel Nike Binh Duong
Snp Co.,Ltd. Apparel Nike Binh Duong
Manufacture Of Artistic Belt & Accessories Co., Ltd. Equipment Nike Binh Duong
Cong Ty Tnhh May Mac Premier Global Vietnam Apparel Nike Binh Duong
Baiksan (Vietnam) Footwear Nike Binh Duong
Kuraray Co Ltd (Clarino) (Tr1) (Vietnam) Footwear Nike Binh Duong
Cosmo-E-Mart Non-Woven Company Limited Footwear Nike Binh Duong
Ducksan Co Ltd (Vietnam) Footwear Nike Binh Duong
Vietnam Eci Elastic Co., Ltd Apparel Nike Binh Duong
Far Eastern Polytex (Vietnam) Ltd Apparel Nike Binh Duong
Gb Light Co Ltd (Vietnam) Footwear Nike Binh Duong
Isa Industrial Co Ltd (Vietnam) Footwear Nike Binh Duong
Maxim Label And Packaging Vietnam Co., Ltd Apparel Nike Binh Duong
Tiong Liong Vietnam Tronjen Industrial Co., Ltd. (Weaving & Lamination) Footwear Nike Binh Duong
You Young (Vietnam) Footwear Nike Binh Duong
Leading Star Vietnam Garment Company Limited Apparel Nike Binh Duong
Lucky Star Vietnam Garment Company Limited Apparel Nike Binh Duong
Far Eastern New Apparel (Vietnam) Ltd (Mdc) Apparel Nike Binh Phuoc
Tkg Taekwang Binh Phuoc Co.,Ltd Footwear Nike Binh Phuoc
Sambu Fine Chemical Co Ltd (Vietnam) Footwear Nike Binh Phuoc
Viet Hong Garment Export Co., Ltd. Apparel Nike Ben Tre
Sigma Vietnam Industrial Co.,Ltd Equipment Nike Ben Tre
Tae Kwang Can Tho Limited Liability Company Footwear Nike Can Tho
Viet Long Giang Garment Joint Stock Company Apparel Nike Can Tho
Gold Long John (Vietnam 2nd Location) Footwear Nike Da Nang
Chang Shin Vietnam Co., Ltd Footwear Nike Dong Nai
Eclat Textile Co., Ltd Vn Apparel Nike Dong Nai
Unipax Co., Ltd Apparel Nike Dong Nai
Fashion Garments 2 Co., Ltd Apparel Nike Dong Nai
Fashion Garments 2 Co., Ltd Apparel Nike Dong Nai
Fashion Garments 2 Co., Ltd – Xuan Tay Apparel Nike Dong Nai
Framas Korea Vina Co., Ltd Footwear Nike Dong Nai
Sao Khue Footwear Nike Dong Nai
United Sweethearts Garment (Vietnam) Co., Ltd. Apparel Nike Dong Nai
Dona Pacific Vietnam Co., Ltd. Footwear Nike Dong Nai
Chang Shin Vietnam Company, Ltd. Footwear Nike Dong Nai
Wonjinkolon Glotech Co., Ltd. Footwear Nike Dong Nai
Nyg (Vietnam) Co.,Ltd Apparel Nike Dong Nai
Branch 1 Of Greentech Headgear Co., Ltd In Dong Nai Apparel Nike Dong Nai
Vietnam Dona Orient Co., Ltd Footwear Nike Dong Nai
Pou Chen Vietnam Enterprise Ltd. Footwear Nike Dong Nai
Tkg Tae Kwang Vina Industrial Joint Stock Company Footwear Nike Dong Nai
Tae Kwang Vina Joint Stock Company’s Branch Footwear Nike Dong Nai
Vietnam Dona Standard Footwear Co., Ltd Footwear Nike Dong Nai
Dona Victor Footwear Co., Ltd Footwear Nike Dong Nai
Vietnam Pou Sung Co. Ltd. Footwear Nike Dong Nai
Daewon Chemical Vina Co., Ltd. Footwear Nike Dong Nai
Dongjin Textile Vina Footwear Nike Dong Nai
Dongjin Textile Vina Co., Ltd Footwear Nike Dong Nai
Formosa Taffeta Dong Nai Co., Ltd. Apparel Nike Dong Nai
Gold Long John (Vietnam) Footwear Nike Dong Nai
Kuo Yuen (Vietnam) Footwear Nike Dong Nai
Men Chuen Vietnam Co., Ltd. Apparel Nike Dong Nai
Promax Textile (Vietnam) Co. Ltd Apparel Nike Dong Nai
Ykk Vietnam Co Ltd Apparel Nike Dong Nai
Chang Shin Dong Nai Company Ltd Footwear Nike Dong Nai
Longwell Company Ltd. Footwear Nike Dong Nai
Hua Feng Haptic Vietnam Footwear Nike Dong Nai
Fashion Garments Mekong Co., Ltd Apparel Nike Dong Thap
Seyang Corporation Vietnam Apparel Nike Ha Nam
Ha Noi Garment No. 40 Joint Stock Company Apparel Nike Ha Noi
Haivina Hong Linh Co. Ltd Equipment Nike Ha Tinh
Aurora Industrial Vietnam Footwear Footwear Converse Hai Phong
Regina Miracle International Vietnam Co., Ltd Apparel Nike Hai Phong
Maple Company Limited Apparel Nike Hai Phong
Regent Garment Factory Ltd Apparel Nike Hai Duong
Cch Top Vn Co., Ltd. Apparel Nike Ho Chi Minh
Pro Kingtex Vietnam Co., Ltd Apparel Nike Ho Chi Minh
Branch Of Thuan Phuong Embroideries Garments Co., Ltd- M.D.K Factory Apparel Nike Ho Chi Minh
Worldon Vietnam Co., Ltd. Apparel Nike Ho Chi Minh
Quang Viet Enterprise Co., Ltd Apparel Nike Ho Chi Minh
Viet Tien Garment Corporation Apparel Nike Ho Chi Minh
Viet Thinh Garment Joint Stock Company Apparel Nike Ho Chi Minh
Nam Thien Company Limited Apparel Nike Ho Chi Minh
Son Kha Company Limited Apparel Nike Ho Chi Minh
Branch Of Thuan Phuong Embroideries Garments Co.,Ltd – Binh Chanh Factory Apparel Nike Ho Chi Minh
Elite Investment Worldwide Co., Ltd Apparel Nike Ho Chi Minh
Tmi Vietnam Co., Ltd Apparel Nike Ho Chi Minh
Dean Shoes Vietnam Footwear Nike Ho Chi Minh
Freetrend Industrial (Vietnam) Co., Ltd Footwear Nike Ho Chi Minh
Thuan Phuong Embroideries Garments Co., Ltd. Apparel Nike Ho Chi Minh
Paiho (Vietnam) Footwear Nike Ho Chi Minh
Unipax Vi Thanh C.,Ltd. Apparel Nike Hau Giang
Hung Long Garment And Service Joint Stock Company Apparel Nike Hung Yen
Hong Seng Thai-Vina Company Limited Apparel Nike Long An
Longway Vietnam Company Limited Equipment Nike Long An
Praegear Viet Nam Company Limited Equipment Nike Long An
Ttg Co. Ltd. Apparel Nike Long An
Branch Of Thuan Phuong Embroideries Garments Company Limited – Thuan Phuong Long An Factory Apparel Nike Long An
Fu-Luh Shoes Co., Ltd Footwear Nike Long An
Vietnam Chingluh Shoes Co. Ltd. Footwear Nike Long An
Avery Dennison Ris Vietnam Co. Ltd. Footwear Nike Long An
Cosmo Vietnam Co.,Ltd Footwear Converse Long An
Formosa Taffeta Vietnam Co Ltd Apparel Nike Long An
Ting Heng Co., Ltd Footwear Converse Long An
Long An Export Garment Joint Stock Company Lasge Apparel Nike Long An
Maxport Limited Viet Nam Nam Dinh Branch Maxport 05 Apparel Nike Nam Dinh
Maxport Limited Viet Nam _ Nam Dinh Branch Maxport 06 Apparel Nike Nam Dinh
Song Hong Garment Factory- Factory 11,12,13,14 Apparel Nike Nam Dinh
Song Hong Garment Jsc – Factory 18.104.22.168 Apparel Nike Nam Dinh
Vietnam Golden Victory Co., Ltd. Footwear Nike Nam Dinh
Viet Pan – Pacific Nam Dinh Co., Ltd Apparel Nike Nam Dinh
Song Hong – Nghia Hung Garment Joint Stock Company Apparel Nike Nam Dinh
Adora Footwear Limited Footwear Converse Ninh Binh
Hi-Tech Viet Nam Apparel Co.,Ltd. Apparel Nike Quang Nam
Germton Industrial Company Ltd. Apparel Nike Quang Nam
Luckytex Soc Trang Vietnam Co., Ltd Apparel Nike Soc Trang
Tuntex Soc Trang Vietnam Co.Ltd Apparel Nike Soc Trang
Can Sports Vietnam Co., Ltd Footwear Nike Tay Ninh
Vietnam Moc Bai Joint Stock Company Footwear Nike Tay Ninh
Colltex Garment Mfy Co., Ltd.(Vn) Apparel Nike Tay Ninh
Tkg Eco Material Synthetic (Vietnam) Footwear Nike Tay Ninh
Kuo Yuen (Vietnam) Tay Ninh Footwear Nike Tay Ninh
Gain Lucky (Vietnam) Limited Apparel Nike Tay Ninh
Youngil (Vietnam) Footwear Nike Tay Ninh
Wilson (Vietnam) Ltd Apparel Nike Tay Ninh
Scavi Hue Company Apparel Nike Thua Thien Hue
Impulse Fashion Tae Hee Joint Stock Company Apparel Nike Thua Thien Hue
Maxport Limited Viet Nam Thai Binh Branch Maxport 09 Apparel Nike Thai Binh
Tng Investment And Trading Jsc – Dai Tu Apparel Nike Thai Nguyen
Vo Nhai 1 Garment Branch – Tng Investment And Trading Jsc Apparel Nike Thai Nguyen
Rollsport Vietnam Footwear Limited Footwear Nike Thanh Hoa
Annora Vietnam Footwear Co.,Ltd Footwear Nike Thanh Hoa
Vietnam Weilina Footwear Co. Ltd Footwear Nike Thanh Hoa
Yegin Industry (Vietnam) Co., Ltd Equipment Nike Tien Giang
Green Tg Co., Ltd Apparel Nike Tien Giang
Cong Tien Garment Joint Stock Company Apparel Nike Tien Giang
Viet Khanh Company Limited Apparel Nike Tien Giang
Viet Long Hung Garment Company Limited Apparel Nike Tien Giang
Tae Kwang Vina Satellite Footwear Nike Tien Giang
Vinh Tien Garment Joint Stock Company Apparel Nike Vinh Long
Vinh Long Footwear Co Ltd Footwear Converse Vinh Long
Vietnam Chingluh Shoes Co., Ltd – Vinh Long Branch Footwear Nike Vinh Long
Vietnam Chingluh Shoes Co.,Ltd – Vinh Long Branch Ii Footwear Nike Vinh Long
Source: Nike Manufacturing Map
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