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HP to Move Part of Notebook production to Japan Factories

This is not everyday news, infact it is quite the opposite of everyday news. According to Japanese Paper the Nikkei, HP has decided to move production of its Japanese selling notebooks to Japan based manufacturing units at factories in Akishima near Tokyo. HP also plans to hire 50% more workers in Akishima, boosting the number of employees there to 450.

HP claims this will increase efficiency, be closer to the market, stand out with a “made-in-Japan” label, and push down delivery times especially to Japanese business customers. According to Nikkei the delivery of the notebooks will go down to just 5-10 days vs the current 15-30 in Japan. HP currently holds 10% market share in Japan , which makes it the number 5 PC vendor in Japanese territory.




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