Since early 2015, there were 6 foreign furniture companies moved their factories from Indonesia to Vietnam.
There is a large furniture company invested by Taiwan in Sidoarjo – East Java has decided to move their factory to Vietnam. This company was started dismantling and will move in early 2016.
Companies from Taiwan have been operating for 3 years in Indonesia then want to switch to manufacturing in Vietnam because of the labor cost and the minimum wage. The minimum wage in Vietnam has increased by 150% in the past 3 years. After considering the costs, they decided to move to Vietnam to operate more efficiently. Moreover, manufacturing in Vietnam is 35% more efficient than in Indonesia.