Dell to increase sourcing in China

26 March 2008
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26 March 2008 | Jake Kanter

Dell plans to spend $23 billion (£11.4 billion) on computer parts in China this year, an increase of $5 billion (£2.5 billion) compared with 2007.

Writing on his company blog, Amit Midha, greater China president at Dell, said the computing manufacturer estimates it will contribute more than $50 billion (£25 billion) to the Chinese economy and provide more than two million jobs.

Midha explained the company buys more technology components from Chinese suppliers than any other computer maker. He added that 2008, Dell's tenth anniversary in the country, would mean further growth for the company in China.

He also highlighted some of the business' social initiatives in China. He said Dell would support a tree-planting project in a district of Beijing to offset its carbon emissions and to equip six technology centres to give disadvantaged children access to the internet.


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