CHENGDU, China, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dell's Chengdu Operations Site became operational today, signifying the next step in the momentous successes the company has had in China during the past 15 years. Michael Dell, chairman and CEO of the company, alongside Chengdu officials, attended the opening.
"Our commitment to China has never been stronger, and this on-going investment further demonstrates the importance of China to Dell's strategy and future," said Michael Dell, chairman and CEO. "We look forward to continuing to work closely with the government and private sector to help achieve China's goals for productivity, efficiency, and sustainable growth."
Located in the West District of Chengdu High-Tech Zone, the nearly 30,000 square meter site with its several thousand team members will leverage Dell's global resources to produce desktops. With expected capacity to reach 7 million units a year, the site is poised to be highly valuable and productive for both China's domestic market as well as for overseas markets in Europe and the United States. This will make the Chengdu Operations Site an important and intricate part of the global Dell supply chain.
"The Dell Chengdu Operations Site is a milestone in Dell's 'Go West' strategy and underscores our deep commitment to the China market," said Amit Midha, President of Dell APJ.
The Chengdu Operations Site is the first Dell operations site to fully deploy Dell's new IT solutions within the factory; demonstrating the capability of Dell's end-to-end solutions and marking an important manufacturing milestone.
The opening of the Dell Chengdu operations site will also help attract worldwide suppliers to the Chengdu area, which will in turn help local suppliers increase their ability to expand their services internationally. The new Dell site is also expected to spark the influx of additional manufacturing industries to Chengdu, helping to create a more efficient supply chain and distribution system in the region. According to figures released, as of the end of 2012, the annual output in manufacturing of laptops, tablets PC's, and desktops in Chengdu has exceeded 100 billion yuan in value.
SOURCE Chengdu High-tech Industrial Development Zone