October 13, 2008

HP Expands PC Manufacturing in China

Hewlett-Packard has announced plans to open a second manufacturing plant in China in the western city of Chongqing.

HP said the Chinese government will build the 20,000-square-meter facility in Chongqing. The plant will manufacture notebook and desktop PCs for Chinese customers and is expected to be operational by 2010.

The company already has manufacturing operations in Shanghai, where it makes desktop computers, workstations, and printers. It also opened a development center in 2004 as part of an initiative to design products specifically for the Chinese market.

Todd Bradley, executive vice president of personal systems at HP, said: "As the world's leading PC maker, the world's largest component buyer, and a contributor to the Chinese economy since 1981, we look forward to expanding opportunities for local talent in the heart of China to help us better serve the Chinese market for computing products and services."