Lenovo declares its first ever in-house European factory open
Lenovo has officially expanded its international manufacturing concerns into Europe today (June 14, 2022). The OEM notes that it has chosen its new site in Ullo, Hungary for obvious reasons such as its central location, but also for its transport links and the abounding skilled workforce. The plant has opened with 1,000 staff members in place, with the possibility for further hires among the engineering and operations sectors.
Accordingly, the new plant is now tipped to benefit the public and private sector nationwide, having been built and implemented through the support of "local government incentives through the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA)".
The new Lenovo Hungary facilty is one of 2 new buildings of about 50,000 square meters (m2) in combined floor space, and is rated to contribute to the OEM's storage solution output, as well as that of its servers and "high-end PC workstations".
Therefore, while the new factory may or may not prove a source of new laptops such as ThinkPads any time soon, it now has the potential to stabilize supply to some extent, in sectors highly relevant to Lenovo's success in the market as of late.
The factory is slated to ship its output to Africa and the Middle East as well as to Europe, and is rated to complete approximately 1,000 servers and 4,000 workstations per day - each of which can be individually configured to order, moreover.