HP Inc to expand its manufacturing capacity in India



HP Inc has announced its plans to increase its manufacturing footprint in India. The company’s CEO Enrique Lores emphasized that its range of next-generation products will be produced in India, to tap into the domestic market in a much better and more efficient way.

“We will increase our manufacturing footprint in India to cater well to the domestic demand. Eventually, we see India manufacturing to help us better serve the rest of the world,” Lores said during the company’s flagship HP Amplify Partner Conference 2023 in Chicago.

As part of the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the Indian government HP Inc is already manufacturing multiple PC products, including laptops in India. The company manufactures multiple models of laptops, desktop towers, mini desktops at the Flex facility in Sriperumbudur near Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The company also manufactures display monitors in India.

Adding to the wide range of laptops that the company already manufactures in India – HP EliteBooks, HP ProBooks and HP G8 series notebooks – HP has also expanded its locally manufactured commercial desktops by adding various models of desktop mini towers (MT), mini desktops (DM), small form factor (SFF) desktops and a range of All in One PCs. These products have both Intel and AMD processor options and cater to a wide range of customer segments. HP partnered with supply chain and manufacturing solutions provider Flex to manufacture commercial desktops in the country from August 2020.

According to Lores, India offers a massive opportunity for the company. “We will continue to invest in India which has always been one of the primary markets for us globally,” the HP CEO told.

The PC and printer major is expanding its portfolio in manufacturing across multiple products within India in order to make sure that it plays a meaningful role in building the country as a global manufacturing hub.

The company has been working with the central and state governments in the mission to empower the lives of millions of citizens and enhance the community’s quality of life. According to Lores, as large enterprises and small and medium businesses (SMBs) in India and elsewhere hit the refresh button in the post-pandemic times, digital transformation has entered top gear.

The adoption of digital technologies is something not limited to large corporations only. Lores said that more SMBs are also taking the same path to realize their digital dreams and embrace state-of-the-art, and secure workplaces.

For India’s thriving SMB community that accounts for about 31 percent of the country’s GDP, HP Inc says is geared up with a sustainable and secure device ecosystem to enable them on their digital journey. Xavier Garcia, Global Head and General Manager, Office Print Hardware at HP, said that the company is enabling different manageability tools and remote monitoring tools so that IT managers and their teams at SMBs in India can become more productive, as their workplaces remain secured from the ever-growing fleet of hackers.

“We wish to continue growing our business among the SMBs in India, providing them with our new-age, sustainable and secure printing solutions,” Garcia said. The SMB ecosystem in India employs more than 110 million people and seamless connectivity is a challenge in the post-pandemic hybrid world where some employees are in office while others work remotely from their homes.

“We are bringing our sustainable and secure printing solutions to the India market that we have already tested rigorously at our end. The SMBs and startup community in India is growing exponentially and in the hybrid work scenario, our devices and solutions can improve productivity for them,” Garcia added.


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