Dell to Invest $100 Billion in China by 2020

The new center is expected to be operational in 2011 and will employ up to 3,000 in addition to the 6,000 Dell already employs in China.

Dell plans to open its second center in China next year as it eyes a $100 billion investment in the world's fastest growing market over the next decade, a spokesman said on Sept. 17.

The Texas-based computer company said the new center in the city of Chengdu in the western Chinese province of Sichuan will include manufacturing, sales and services to support its rapid growth in the region.

The new center is expected to be operational in 2011 and will employ up to 3,000 team members in addition to the 6,000 Dell already employs in China.

Dell's total spending in facilities, employment, research and development and purchases from suppliers in China "is estimated to be greater than $100 billion over the next decade," the company said.

The choice of location of the new center also supports the government's policy of developing western areas as the coastal regions are becoming increasingly expensive for companies.

"The strong Chengdu workforce and our new operations there will better position Dell for additional growth opportunities in western China," said Amit Midha, president of Dell China.

Dell, the number two supplier of computers in China, said its revenues in the country increased 11 fold over the past decade.

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2010

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