Summit (TT) Luggage - first Chinese tenant to move in at Phoenix Park

Summit (TT) Luggage - first Chinese tenant to move in at Phoenix Park

At BCEG's site office (l-r): Wang Tao (Ag. General Manager - BCEG), Sekou Alleyne (President - InvesTT), Michael Chen (Factory Manager, Summit Luggage), Sera Huang (Shipping Manager, Summit Luggage), Marc Sandy (Business Facilitation Officer - InvesTT)

Summit (TT) Luggage Co. Ltd, headquartered in Guangdong, China, is the first mover to e TecK’s Phoenix Park Industrial Estate. Company officials Michael Chen and Sera Huang arrived in Trinidad and Tobago on 3rd February, 2023 to provide direct oversight of the customization and completion of their 5,000 sq. m. state of the art factory shell.

Summit (TT) Luggage is establishing a manufacturing assembly line to produce 90% hard-shell luggage using polycarbonate and polypropylene inputs. They will export their products from Trinidad and Tobago mainly to North American and European corporate clients which include well-known brand names in the luggage and retail industries. 

Trinidad and Tobago offers a nearshoring advantage

Sekou Alleyne, president InvesTT, notes “We are excited about Summit’s expansion to Trinidad and Tobago as it highlights the increasing global investor confidence in the country as a manufacturing and exporting hub in the Caribbean. We have a huge investment advantage in nearshore manufacturing because of our geographic location between the Americas, alongside the easy access to consumers provided via our international cargo ports and trade agreements.”

According to Michael Chen (Factory Manager) “Many Chinese companies are moving their factories overseas and we chose Trinidad and Tobago primarily for its location so that we can easily reach our clients in the USA. The benefits for us are that shipments from here will take about one week in quick turnaround in addition to the fact that it will be easier for clients sharing the same time zone to visit our TT factory for audits as they are close by.” 

Marc Sandy of InvesTT with Sera Huang and Michael Chen of Summit (TT) Luggage inside Summit's new factory shell at PPIE.

Investor Services from InvesTT

Summit Luggage was founded in 2001 and is one of the leading luggage enterprises in China with approximately 1200 workers. Their annual output is up to 3 million pieces of luggage and bags which are currently being sold in more than 80 countries. Summit’s future plans for expansion in Trinidad and Tobago include greater industrial space and the application of plastic injection technology for luggage component manufacturing.

InvesTT’s Investor Services team has been working closely with Summit (TT) Luggage to assist them with work permits, access to incentives, regulatory agency permits and post construction approvals.

e TecK is the landlord for Phoenix Park Industrial Estate with the responsibility for construction oversight of Chinese contractor Beijing Construction and Engineering Group (BCEG). The construction of the Estate is the first project to be undertaken in the Caribbean under China’s Belt and Road Initiative.  

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