VinFast announces US headquarters in Los Angeles

By Dat Nguyen   November 17, 2021 | 02:31 am PT
VinFast announces US headquarters in Los Angeles
An artist's impression of VinFast's U.S. headquarter in Los Angeles, California. Photo courtesy of VinFast
VinFast on Wednesday announced its U.S. headquarters will be located in Los Angeles, California, affirming its goal to become a global automaker spearheaded by electric vehicles.

The company’s U.S. headquarters is located in the Playa Vista area – a neighborhood known as "Silicon Beach" and packed with tech firms in Los Angeles.

"We are so proud to welcome VinFast to our city as we continue leading the way to a better-connected, cleaner, and more sustainable transportation future," said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

The headquarters is over 15,000 square feet (1,393 square meters) with room to expand.

VinFast intends to establish its management team and hire more than 400 employees at its headquarters and regional office in Los Angeles within the next several years.

In addition to its corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, VinFast is investing in regional offices, a call center, and a network of storefronts to help introduce the brand and products to American customers.

VinFast’s decision to place its U.S. headquarters in California was due in part to a $20.5 million tax credit awarded by the California Governor’s Office.

The California government’s announcement, released on Nov. 5, builds on VinFast’s investment of more than $200 million in its initial phase in California, thus creating over 1,000 new, full-time jobs statewide.

VinFast, a unit of Vietnam’s conglomerate Vingroup, will officially debut two of its first electric vehicles, the VF e35 and VF e36, at Los Angeles Auto Show that begins this week.

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