Lenovo invests US$ 20 million in five production lines for Apodaca plant
Hong Kong-based technology products manufacturer Lenovo Group Limited announced it will invest US$ 20 million at its plant located in Apodaca, Nuevo Leon in order to add five production lines over the next eight months, facility manager Heron Ramos recently revealed to local media.
Along with the investment additional job positions will be opened hence total workforce at the facility will increase from current 1,164 workers to nearly 2,000.
“The investment will be made in five manufacturing lines that will be added to the seven that are already in place, the new lines will be used for the production of notebooks and servers,” Ramos said. “Apodaca is one of the three bets that Lenovo made in the Americas region and its production is expected to increase 22.7% towards the end of the expansion.”
Inaugurated in 2008 after a US$ 40 million investment, the Apodaca plant has an output capacity of one million computers per week from different variants, including those of the Think and All In One families, as well as tablets, notebooks and workstations. The annual production is around 53 million units.
According to the manager, this plant is the third most important worldwide in terms of production volume, just behind two manufacturing centers located in China. However, the Mexican plant is a world leader in quality, an achievement that the manager proudly says is the result of a production process developed and patented by Mexican engineers.
Such merit has led the Mexican crew to work as advisors during the setup of other production plants in North Carolina and Brazil.