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Lenovo: Moves production reportedly back to Taiwan

Lenovo: Moves production reportedly back to Taiwan
Lenovo: Moves production reportedly back to Taiwan
The chinese PC-OEM Lenovo allegedly is planning to move its production back to Taiwan, according to the Taiwanese industry media-site DigiTimes.
Benjamin Herzig,

China had a bad reputation for low-quality products in the eyes of Western consumers for many years. This has changed somewhat in the last years, especially in the consumer-technology market, since nearly everything comes from the country of the dragon, from laptops to TVs to Smartphones.

In this case however, that bad reputation seems to resurface, if you believe the Taiwanese industry-media site DigiTimes. They report that the biggest PC manufacturer Lenovo is moving its production back from the mainland China to Taiwan.

Since a few years, Lenovo is sourcing more and more parts from Chinese component-manufacturers and OMDs. This was done because Lenovo hoped for cost-saving, according to DigiTimes. However, the opposite was true. It turns out that its cheaper to order from Taiwanese OMDs. Not only that, the Taiwanese manufacturers can also produce in bigger capacity, and even more importantly, quality.

Lenovo is a manufacturer with a relatively small margin, even compared to its fellow PC manufacturers, who also don´t have big margins. So lately Lenovo has tried to expand more in the high-end market, with products in the categories Gaming as well as Ultrathin-laptops. This may be one of the big reason for the change of Lenovos production plans, because Chinese OMDs and component manufacturers just couldn´t deliver the required quality according to DigiTimes.

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Benjamin Herzig
Benjamin Herzig - Managing Editor - 965 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2016
I was an ardent reader of Notebookcheck’s laptop reviews even back in school. After writing reviews as a hobby, I then joined Notebookcheck in 2016 and have worked on device reviews and news articles ever since then. My personal interest lies more with laptops than smartphones, with business laptops being the most interesting category for me. Technology should make our lives and work easier and good laptops are an essential tool for that to happen. This is why laptop reviews are not just my work but are also my passion.
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Benjamin Herzig, 2016-08-28 (Update: 2016-08-28)