Dell launches new global base in Chengdu

Updated: 2013-06-06 17:18


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CHENGDU - PC giant Dell launched its new global operations site in Chengdu, capital of Southwest China's Sichuan province, on Thursday.

Michael Dell, the firm's chairman and CEO, who arrived in Chengdu to participate in the 2013 Fortune Global Forum, which opened on Thursday, attended the opening of the Chengdu Dell Operations Site.

"Our commitment to China has never been stronger, and this ongoing investment further demonstrates the importance of China to Dell's strategy and future," he said.

Covering 30,000 square meters of floor space in the West District of the Chengdu High-Tech Zone, the new site boasts a desktop production capacity of 7 million units a year.

It is Dell's first such site to fully deploy the company's new IT solutions within the factory, demonstrating the capability of its end-to-end services, according to Amit Midha, president of Dell Asia Pacific and Japan Region.

The operations site is expected to spark an influx of additional manufacturing industries to Chengdu, helping to create a more efficient PC supply chain and distribution system in China's western region.

According to figures from the Chengdu municipal government, the city saw output in the manufacturing of laptops, tablets PC and desktops exceeding 100 billion yuan ($16 billion) in value last year.