Dell is set to being manufacturing desktop computers in Chennai, India, in the first half of next year, with laptops and other products to follow.
The new production site adds to the company’s existing call centres and two research and development units in India.
The hardware giant is planning to double its Indian workforce to 20,000 over the next three years.
Dell’s vice-president of customer experience and support, Dick Hunter, told the Press Trust of India news agency, “We will manufacture all our products in our facility in Chennai in the first half of 2007 for the domestic market. Initially, we will start manufacturing desktops, which contribute 70% of our revenues and then we would add products to our portfolio."
The Indian PC market is expected to grow from 5.4 million shipments a year to nine million in the next two years, he added.
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