RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Lenovo announced Thursday it will open two manufacturing plants and fulfillment operations centers in Monterrey, Mexico, and Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Each facility will support regional customer requirements including product assembly and configuration, distribution services and logistics, and additional value-added services.
The Baddi plant is expected to come online in the third quarter of 2007, and the Monterrey facility will be operational by mid-2008.
The 260,000 square foot Monterrey facility will have a production capacity of five million PCs and employ 750 people. The Baddi plant will have an annual capacity of two million units and employ 350 people.
“This announcement, together with the new facilities we recently announced in Shanghai, China, and North Carolina, will help us to improve our competitiveness and cost structure, as well as accelerate our ability to reach new markets and buyer segments,” said Gerry P. Smith, senior vice president of Lenovo’s Global Supply Chain.