Dell Inc. said on July 30 that it had produced the first Indian-made desktop computer when production began at its new facility in Sriperumbudur, India. The ceremony was marked by the handing over of the first 'Made in India' desktop computer system to Infosys, one of Dell's largest customers in the country.
"Current and future customers in India are the real beneficiaries of this manufacturing plant as we help simplify information technology for them," said Rajan Anandan, general manager, Dell India. "The Chennai operation reaffirms the strategic importance of India to Dell, providing significant impetus to our growth plans and prospects here, where we are already among the fastest growing computer systems suppliers," he added.
Sriperumbudur, located on a 50-acre site has a planned five-year investment of about $30 million, and will have an initial capacity of 400,000 desktop computers per year. It is the company's third manufacturing location in its Asia-Pacific and Japan region, joining Penang, Malaysia, and Xiamen, China.
Earlier this year, Dell commenced manufacturing at a new facility in Brazil, and another will open in Poland later this year.
Globally, the company currently manufactures its computer systems in eight locations: Austin, Texas; Nashville, Tenn.; and Winston-Salem, N.C., in the U.S.; Eldorado do Sul and Hortolando, both in Brazil (Americas); Limerick, Ireland (Europe, Middle East and Africa); and Penang, Xiamen and now Chennai (Asia-Pacific and Japan).