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Dell hands European operations to Foxconn

Polish manufacturing plant to change hands
Wed Dec 02 2009, 15:43

TIN BOXMAKER Dell has announced that it is transferring ownership of its manufacturing operation in Lodz, Poland to electronics outfit Foxconn.

Following the transfer, Dell will become a Foxconn customer, sourcing its desktop, notebooks, servers and storage systems for EMEA customers from the Lodz factory.

According to Dell the move will help make the company more efficient by simplifying its global operations.

All jobs at the facility should remain intact with Dell employees continuing in their roles when Foxconn takes the reigns. Dell will keep its sales and marketing office in Warsaw.

"Extending our relationship with Foxconn allows us to help customers grow and succeed by making the most of their IT investments, in a way they've come to expect from Dell," said Sean Corkery, vice president of Dell's supply-chain operations.

"We're pleased that Foxconn recognises the knowledge and skills of the Dell Lodz employees and will continue to rely on them to fulfill customer requirements and grow the operation."

Financial details of the transfer were not disclosed and the agreement is subject to all the usual European Union regulatory approval and closing processes. µ


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