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Dell To Set Up Manufacturing Operations In India

Dell, Inc. announced on Sept. 22 that it would invest $30 million over five years in a manufacturing plan in Sriperumbudur, on the outskirts of Chennai.

The plant will become operational during the first half of 2007, according to a report from Reuters.

"We will start with a production capacity of 400,000 units and quickly ramp up to much higher numbers," Rajan Anandan, Dell India's vice-president and general manager said.

Dell hopes to raise its share of the Indian market to 7%. "We are building this factory with the simple objective of accelerating our growth in India. We will start with manufacturing desktop products, and over a period of time we will expand our product line," said Anandan.

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