Dell Starts Production in India
NEW DELHI - Dell Inc. said it delivered its first "Made in India" computer, with
hopes that production here will lift domestic sales in a market that is growing
30 percent a year.
The desktop computer from Dell's new plant near the
southern Indian city of Chennai was delivered Monday to outsourcing company
Infosys Technologies Ltd., one of Dell's largest customers in the country, the
company said in a statement.
"The Chennai operation reaffirms the
strategic importance of India to Dell, providing significant impetus to our
growth plans and prospects here," Rajan Anandan, General Manager at Dell's
Indian subsidiary, said in the statement.
In the year ended March 2007, 6.3 million computers were sold in India,
according to MAIT, a hardware trade body.
Dell has done well selling
servers and computers to large Indian companies in recent years, but the Round
Rock, Texas-based company has had difficulty penetrating the mass market for
desktop computers and laptops.
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