by CIO Staff

Dell to Make PCs at New Poland Factory

Sep 18, 20061 min
IT Leadership

Dell has decided build a factory in Poland to take advantage of low labor costs, a well-educated workforce and close proximity to markets in Central and Eastern Europe, including Scandinavia.

The U.S. computer maker will spend 200 million euros (US$253 million) to erect a state-of-the-art production facility in Lodz, the company said Monday.

The plant, which will create about 1,000 jobs, is scheduled to begin producing Dell’s Latitude and Inspiron notebooks in the third quarter of 2007.

Dell’s new Polish facility will cut delivery time of its computers to customers in Central and Eastern Europe as well as Scandinavia by two days, the company said.

Dell also operates a factory in Limerick, Ireland. In addition, the company runs customer support centers in Germany, Slovakia and Scotland.

In related news, Dell last week said it would open a PC manufacturing plant in Southern India, its first such facility in the country.

-John Blau, IDG News Service (Dusseldorf Bureau)

(Al Sacco, CIO online news writer, contributed to this report.)

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