HP manufacturing: HP begins manufacturing laptops and several PC products in India

Computer and printer giant HP Inc said on Wednesday it had started local manufacturing of several PC products, including laptops, in India, as the government renewed its push for the “make in India” initiative.

The company has started manufacturing several models of laptops, desktop towers and mini desktop computers at the Sriperumbudur Flex factory near Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

HP also manufactures display monitors in India.

Some of these products are eligible for government procurement and will be available on the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) portal to meet requests from government departments and other customers, according to the company.

“We will be expanding our manufacturing portfolio across several products in India to ensure that we play a meaningful role in building the country as a global manufacturing hub,” Ketan Patel, Managing Director of HP India Market.

“We have worked with central and state governments with the aim of empowering the lives of millions of citizens and improving the quality of life of the community. This announcement will further strengthen our commitment to India,” he said. -he adds.

HP Inc maintained its lead in the overall PC category in India, as it reported the third consecutive quarter (Q3) with over one million shipments to the country. It leads the commercial and consumer segments with a 28.5% share in the overall PC category, according to the IDC.

This is the first time that HP has manufactured such a line of laptops in India, with products such as HP EliteBooks, HP ProBooks and HP G8 laptops.

The company has also expanded its locally manufactured commercial desktops by adding various models of Mini Desktop Towers (MT), Mini Desktop Computers (DM), Small Form Factor Desktop Computers (SFF) and a range of all-in-one PCs.

These products have both Intel and AMD processor options and cater to a wide variety of customer segments.

HP has partnered with Flex to manufacture commercial desktops in the country from August 2020.

“The last year of significant growth is a great testament to the fact that IT is fueling hybrid work, hybrid learning and hybrid play. IT is now becoming mainstream and it is a very good indicator to expand our footprint.” , Patel pointed out.

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