Dell expands manufacturing capacity in India

Published Date
05 - May - 2008
| Last Updated
05 - May - 2008
 
Dell expands manufacturing capacity in India

Dell announced expansion of its manufacturing capacity in India, to commence production of laptop computers built for Indian customers, besides the current manufacture of desktops

In the presence of Thiru. M Karunanidhi, Hon'ble Chief Minister, Government of Tamil Nadu and Thiru. A Raja, Hon'ble Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Government of India, Dell dedicated its computer factory at Sriperumbudur to the people. 

Dell announced expansion of its manufacturing capacity in India, to commence production of laptop computers built for Indian customers, besides the current manufacture of desktops. 

Dell also introduced an easy-to-use, efficient and affordable laptop computer, the Dell 500, a product designed especially for customers in emerging countries such as India and China.  Developed with the aim of delivering affordable mobility to Small and Medium Enterprises [SME], education and the public sector, the Dell 500 laptop computer offers simple, enhanced mobile computing in configurations starting at Rs. 24,500. 

Speaking at the dedication event, Chief Minister Karunanidhi congratulated Dell and the people of the state of Tamil Nadu. 

"Our state is quickly emerging as a manufacturing powerhouse and I am pleased to see the rapid growth and expansion by companies such as Dell," he said. "The quality of our people, supported by our fast-improving infrastructure will help us sustain industrialization growth and bring prosperity to our state". 

"India is the fastest growing market for Dell worldwide and laptops have emerged as the fastest growing form factor. In fact, Dell has decided to focus on laptops worldwide as a strategic growth priority and the start of laptop production in India is an important part of our plans," said Paul-Henri Ferrand, President, Dell APACS.. 

Speaking at the occasion, Simon Wong, Vice President Asia Operations for Dell said, "The India manufacturing facility has ramped up very quickly to achieve several significant milestones within our first year of operations itself. The portfolio of our products being manufactured here now includes the entire range of laptops – from the premium XPS models to the entry-level Dell 500, as well as all platforms of desktops."

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