Lenovo (Western) Industrial Base to Lay Foundation in Chengdu Hi-tech Zone
CHENGDU, China, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Chengdu Western industrial base groundbreaking ceremony was held in Chengdu High-tech Zone. Ge Honglin, Chengdu Mayor, Bai Gang, Vice Mayor Of Chengdu, Han Chunlin, Mayor Assistant of Chengdu, Director of Chengdu Hi-Tech Zone, Qiao Song, Senior Vice President Of Lenovo, Guanwei, John Egan, Dai Jingtong, Vice Presidents Of Lenovo attended the ceremony.
October 29, 2010, Lenovo Group signed an agreement with the municipal government of Chengdu, southwest China’s Sichuan province, to build a large industrial base in Chengdu that includes a production center, a marketing center, and a R&D center.
In terms of production, according to the agreement between Lenovo and Chengdu Hi-tech Zone, this project, with designed annual production capacity of ten million PCs, will start production in late 2011. Regarding research and development, a R&D center that involves about 1,000 persons is to be gradually built here. At that time, this base will become one of the most important global R&D centers of Lenovo Mobile Internet. As for sales and operations, Lenovo will set up in Chengdu a commercial complex and regional settlement center which will cover the markets of western China, South Asia, and even Europe.
“Chengdu is not just a benchmark city of Western China, it is also a key bridge to face Southern Asia, and spread Europe,” Qiao Song, Senior Vice President of Lenovo Group, he stated that, to accelerate the construction of the Lenovo (Western) Industrial Base means a lot to carrying out Lenovo’s global strategy and enhancing its leading status both at home and abroad.
Lenovo Western Industrial Base will assemble the best practices from its 7 existing global factories. He said, the base will be with the most advanced information systems and automation facilities to ensure the highest operational efficiency. He also stated, “Chengdu will be Lenovo’s classic work.
“Chengdu is the engine city of China’s Western Development, it has established a solid foundation in hi-tech industry and modern service industry, attracting many world-class IT enterprises, such as Intel, Dell, Lenovo, Foxconn, TI, Compal, and Wistron to reside here. Bai Gang, vice Mayor of Chengdu stated that the settlement of Lenovo will further promote the process of Chengdu’s constructing a world-class electronic and IT industry base. and get competitive advantage in the new round development of Western China.”
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