[photopress:RonaldinhoLenovo.jpg,full,alignright]Lenovo, which is a Chinese company that sells and produces what was the IBM line of personal computers under its own logo, will open two new, state-of-the-art manufacturing plants and fulfillment operations centers in Monterrey, Mexico, and Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Both facilities will support regional customer requirements including product assembly and configuration, distribution services and logistics as well as additional value-added services.
So, to get this straight, a Chinese computer company is outsourcing product assembly to other countries.
The Baddi facility will be operational in the third fiscal quarter of 2007, the Monterrey plant is expected to come online by mid-2008. Lenevo will use these new manufacturing plants to significantly increase global production capacity of Think-branded and Lenovo-branded PCs.
Gerry P. Smith, senior vice president of Lenovo’s Global Supply Chain said in a statement, ‘These plants are an investment in Lenovo’s future that leverages our world-class manufacturing base in China and extends it globally to satisfy demand for Lenovo products in vital economic opportunity areas.
‘This announcement, together with the new facilities we recently announced in Shanghai, China, and North Carolina, will help us to improve our competitiveness and cost structure as well as accelerate our ability to reach new markets and buyer segments.’
Lenovo is also scouting locations in Central and Eastern Europe for a similar type of installation. The company has manufacturing facilities in Beijing, Huiyang, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China, and Pondicherry, India, and a new fulfillment center in Whitsett, North Carolina. Now showing off their machines is Brazilian genius Ronaldinho, seen here, for my money the greatest soccer player in the world who has charisma to spare. A very excellent spokesperson for Lenovo.
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