HP begins manufacturing operations at Flex's Sriperumbudur facility

CIOReviewIndia Team | Wednesday, 05 August 2020, 09:26 IST

HP, which is a tech major  said on Wednesday that it has started manufacturing operations in Sriperumbudur near Chennai at contract electronics manufacturer Flex’s facility. 



This latest expansion will be a part of the company's long-term commitment towards the Indian market, as since 2006, the company has its own plant in Patnager in the district of Uttarakhand. However, HP still hasn't disclosed investment and capacity under the contract manufacturing arrangement with Flex.


The company said in its statement, "The plant will manufacture desktops and workstations that enable HP to meet current and future customer needs, while driving greater operational efficiency. Its geographical location provides it access to a nearby port and HP's spare parts facility in Bengaluru." Adding to it, the company has also said that it will enable the company to procure materials from other parts of India and Asia in an effective manner. 

HP India Market Managing Director Ketan Patel said, "With the inauguration of this new facility, we aim to strengthen our commitment to India and support the growth of the local manufacturing ecosystem."


During the March Quarter 2020, HP had topped the rank with 28.2 percent share of the entire  PC market in India; from desktops, notebooks to workstations. 


Flex Senior Vice President, India Operations Richard Hopkins said, "We are delighted to partner with HP to manufacture desktops and workstations in India and are committed to helping HP meet the current and future needs of its customers. We look forward to bringing our advanced manufacturing capabilities along with our supply chain expertise to this engagement."