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LG Electronics opens R&D center in Hanoi

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – South Korean electronics conglomerate LG has put a research and development (R&D) center into operation in Hanoi City to boost its investment in the auto parts industry.

The firm said on March 9 that it would step up R&D activities in Vietnam to serve the rapid growth of the electric vehicle part segment, the Vietnam News Agency reported.

Its new R&D center will focus on developing software and checking auto parts and telecom and sound devices.

LG expects the new facility to consolidate its R&D infrastructure and increase its competitiveness in Vietnam.

The South Korean firm said it would raise its number of highly skilled workers in Vietnam by over 30%, from 750 to 1,000, in 2024.

In 2020, LG opened an auto part R&D center in Danang City to beef up its electric car business. The firm sees the investment in e-car parts as one of its key business activities.

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