Dell Expands China Operations
Printer ink maker Dell will expand its Chinese operations next year, the firm has said in a statement. The company will establish its second operations base in the country's Sichuan province. The site, West Chengdu High-Tech Park, will run manufacturing, sales and services operations to complement Dell's robust growth in the western Chinese market.
Additionally, Dell will hire 500 new staff when it opens an accompanying office at its flagship Xiamen base later this year. China is massive to Dell, coming second only to the US in terms of its revenue. Between 2000 and 2010, revenues increased 11-fold, with a report in the last fiscal quarter showing that China sales grew by 52 per cent year-on-year.
"We're planning for the future, and we're excited about our strategic investments in China that will help us better serve the region's increasing need for technology solutions and services," said Michael Dell, chairman and chief executive officer.
According to analysts IDC, Dell is the number two supplier of computer products in China, possessing a nine per cent market share.
Posted by Jamie Foster.