While one can easily get the impression that almost all electronic devices are produced in China or other Asian countries, it may seem surprising that the Chinese company Lenovo chose to start producing computers for Europe.
Tuesday of this week happened official opening One of the company’s first production facilities in Europe. This is added to Üll, a small town a few kilometers southeast of Budapest, the capital of Hungary. So far, the plant provides work for about a thousand people.
The plant will produce high-end servers, storage systems and computers. It will be sold throughout the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) region.
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The facility consists of two three-storey buildings, which have an area of about 50,000 square metres. This makes it one of Lenovo’s largest manufacturing facilities of over 35, with the ability to assemble over 1,000 servers and 4,000 computers per day.
The building is covered with solar panels that can produce up to half a megawatt.
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Lenovo justifies the choice of location with access to a strong infrastructure, a skilled workplace and the fact that Hungary is located in the center of Europe. Another factor contributing to the financial support from the Hungarian authorities.
– Now that our production facility in Hungary is officially opened, we have reached an important milestone in the improvement and development of our global production network. This was stated by François Bornebus, President of Europe, Middle East and Africa at Lenovo, in the press release.
He adds that Hungary’s geographic location, with good connections to the outside world, brings Lenovo much closer to the European market and should be able to help the company bring new technology to Europe faster, more sustainably and more efficiently.
The video below shows more photos from the production facility.
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