Inventec to increase server production in Juarez facility
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Taiwan-based original design manufacturer Inventec is planning to expand its server production in Mexico as well as the Czech Republic. The company will also increase production of PCs and smart terminal devices in India next year.
Inventec currently has 55% of servers shipped from an assembly factory in Juarez, Mexico, according to company chairman Richard Lee in an interview with Digitimes.com. The factory can assemble 35,000 servers a month and the capacity will be expanded by 20% in 2017.
As U.S. president-elect Donald Trump has vowed to boost manufacturing in the US, Inventec will consider relocating some server production from Mexico to the US, Lee noted.
However, assembly in the US will increase production cost for servers by 30%, Lee said.
Besides the capacity increase planned for Mexico, Czech Republic and India, the company is currently evaluation the possibility of establishing a manufacturing facility in Indonesia.
The expansions in Mexico and the Czech Republic is being made to meet a growing demand globally – while the potential factory in Indonesia would supply the local market, the report continues.
The report also states that the company has acquired a building from HTC located in northern Taiwan – which will become the company’s R&D headquarters.