Japan's furniture maker Nitori plans to expand output at its plant in Vietnam later this month in response to growing sales, local media reported.

To that end, Nitori will increase work hours at the factory to 16 hours a day with the aim of doubling production volumes for dressers, cupboards and sideboards. The Hanoi-based plant currently has 1,100 workers and operates eight hours a day.

According to the Japanese economic daily of Nikkei, around 8 percent of all furniture that Nitori sold in the year ended in February was made at the Vietnamese factory. It also has a production site in Indonesia, but the Vietnamese plant has more room to boost production.

The factory is hiring additional 800 workers, and in late August, a second shift will be added so that the facility can operate 16 hours a day, the daily reported./.