Dell goes east for more efficient manufacturing in new Polish plant

Dell is expanding its manufacturing operations in Europe by building a $200m (£108m) facility in Poland, which will initially employ 1,000 people.

Dell is expanding its manufacturing operations in Europe by building a $200m (£108m) facility in Poland, which will initially employ 1,000 people.

Dell’s main European manufacturing facility is in Ireland, and there have been fears there that Dell could be tempted to scale down its facilities in Ireland in favour of lower cost manufacturing regions.

Dell says the new Polish facility, scheduled to open in autumn next year, will support increased demand in the Central and Eastern Europe regions.

Dell said the new factory in Poland will be among the most advanced worldwide, offering improved flow of materials and newly-designed ergonomic manufacturing cells.

Once the new facility is operational, Dell's Central, Nordic and Eastern European customers can expect a reduction of at least two days over current system delivery times, Dell said.

Dell said that the polish plant would “complement the successful Ireland-based manufacturing operation”.

 

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