Brief: Dell To Build PCs In India

Dell will invest $60 million in the plant, located in the southern part of the country, and employ over 1,000 people.
BANGALORE, India — Computer maker Dell Inc. will set up a plant in a special economic zone in Sriperumbudur near Chennai in southern India's Tamil Nadu, where it will start building desktop computers the first half of next year.

Dell (Austin, Texas) signed a memorandum of understanding to set up the plant Thursday (Sept. 14) with Tamil Nadu chief minister M. Karunanidhi. The company originally announced its intentions to establish manufacturing in India in May, to meet increasing sales here.

Dell will invest $60 million in the plant, which will employ over 1,000. Dell's suppliers are also likely to locate near the plant.

Computer makers HP and Lenovo already have India plants. Unlike its rivals who only assemble PCs in India, Dell said its new plant would be a full-fledged facility.

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