Samsung Stops Making TVs in Thailand

Samsung is reported to have halted television production at its plant in Thailand, though it is not known if the company has transferred production to another overseas site.

Last year, Samsung announced a $560 million investment to build a consumer appliances complex in Vietnam (Display Monitor Vol 21 No 24), predominantly to produce TVs, as part of the company’s attempt to boost output across segments including smartphones and displays in the lower-cost country. A spokeswoman for Samsung declined to say if the company had moved TV production to Vietnam from Thailand. Samsung currently operates three manufacturing facilities in Vietnam.