HP Inc. has announced that it has started local manufacturing of a number of PC products in India. It revealed that it has started manufacturing several models of laptops, desktop towers, mini desktops at its Flex facility at Sriperumbudur near Chennai, Tamil Nadu. This announcement comes at the right time as the government puts its emphasis on the ‘Make in India’ initiative.
Apart from laptops and desktops, HP is also manufacturing displays in India. Ketan Patel, Managing Director, HP India, said, “We will expand our portfolio in manufacturing multiple products within India to ensure that we play a meaningful role in building the country as a global manufacturing hub.”
Certain products manufactured in the country by HP India will be eligible under the Government’s Public Procurement Order and will be available on the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) portal. GeM can be used to meet the demand of all government departments and other customers.
This is the first time that HP is manufacturing such a wide range of laptops and other products in India. These products include HP EliteBooks, HP ProBooks and HP G8 series notebooks.
To recall, HP partnered with Flex to manufacture commercial desktops in the country back in August 2020. With this announcement, the company is expanding its locally manufactured commercial desktops by adding various models of desktop Mini Towers, Mini Desktops, Small Form Factor Desktops and more. A series of all-in-one PCs.
All products being manufactured in India will include both Intel and AMD processor options, and will cater to a wide range of customer segments.
“The significant developments over the past year are a great testimony to the fact that computing is powering hybrid working, hybrid learning and hybrid playing. Computing is now becoming mainstream and this is a very good indicator for expanding our footprints. It is,” Patel said.
HP’s ‘Made in India’ PC products first appeared on BGR India after production began.