Dell Inc will begin manufacturing PCs in India by the first half of 2007, according to local reports. The company also will invest $150m by the end of this year for various global projects, including its operations in India.
Initially, Dell will make desktops in its Chennai facility for the domestic market, Dell VP Dick Hunter told The Times of India. Desktops account for about 70% of the company’s revenues, Hunter reportedly said, and will manufacture other products in India in due course.
Hunter also said Dell had a 45% share of India’s corporate PC market.
Round Rock, Texas-based Dell, the world’s largest PC maker, currently has about 13,000 workers in India, and will boost that to 20,000 during the next couple of years, according to reports.