In­ven­tec an­nounces plans to ramp up over­seas op­er­a­tions

The China Post - - LOCAL -

Tai­wan’s In­ven­tec Corp. (

) , which as­sem­bles lap­tops for Hewlett- Packard Co. and Dell Inc., said on Tues­day it plans to ex­pand over­seas op­er­a­tion sites to help its cus­tomers re­act more quickly to the fast- chang­ing in­dus­try.

In­ven­tec Chair­man Richard Lee ( ) said his com­pany op­er­ated a re­search and devel­op­ment cen­ter in Ja­pan from 2007 to 2010 and set up a fi­nal as­sem­bly plant in Sin­ga­pore about two and half a years ago, but the two fa­cil­i­ties were later closed.

“Over the past few years, we have made most of our ef­forts in main­land China and some­what ne­glected other op­er­a­tion sites that were es­tab­lished pre­vi­ously. We hope we can restart th­ese projects,” Lee said on the side­lines of a press event to launch a startup in­cu­ba­tion ini­tia­tive held by the Cloud Com­put­ing As­so­ci­a­tion in Tai­wan.

In­ven­tec took its first step at ex­pan­sion by build­ing an af­ter­care ser­vice cen­ter in Ja­pan for its PC clients and is eval­u­at­ing a project to set up a fi­nal as­sem­bly fac­tory there, fol­low­ing re­quests by some Ja­panese part­ners, Lee said.

The Tai­wanese man­u­fac­turer is also look­ing to re­sume its op­er­a­tions in Sin­ga­pore, which can help its cus­tomers tap into neigh­bor­ing mar­kets like Malaysia and In­done­sia by man­u­fac­tur­ing closer to con­sumers and seek­ing more busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties in the As­so­ci­a­tion of Southeast Asian Na­tions ( ASEAN), he said.

In­ven­tec’s new In­dian fac­tory is ex­pected to begin pro­duc­tion in the late sec­ond quar­ter or early third quar­ter, pri­mar­ily for note­books, Lee said, adding that the fac­tory may as­sem­ble smartphones and servers in the fu­ture to tar­get In­dia’s do­mes­tic mar­ket.

In ad­di­tion to Tai­wan and China, the com­pany cur­rently has two re­search and devel­op­ment cen­ters in Hous­ton and Santa Clara in the United States, with two fi­nal as­sem­bly fac­to­ries in Mex­ico and the Czech Repub­lic, ac­cord­ing to Lee.

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