The government of India's initiatives 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' and Make in India are showing positive results. After manufacturing commercial desktops in India for a long time, American multinational HP has started local manufacturing of laptops in the country. Laptops, including HP's EliteBooks, ProBooks and HP G 8 series notebooks, are being made at the Flex facility in Sriperumbudur near Chennai, Tamil Nadu. This is the first time that HP is manufacturing such a wide range of hardware in India.
We were sourcing our hardware from our diverse supply chain operations. Our long-term commitment to India is supported by the expansion of HP's manufacturing operations in India. It will allow us to meet current and future customer needs while driving operational efficiency. From August 2020, HP partnered with Flex to produce commercial desktops. Since then, the company has expanded its manufacturing operations to reaffirm its commitment to the Make in India initiative. The proximity of the Flex facility to the Chennai port improves operational efficiency and ease of sourcing raw materials for manufacturing laptops and other PC products. HP has also expanded its locally produced 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 has partnered with India since it began its operations in the country. Some of these products qualify for the government's public procurement order and will be available on the Government e-Marketplace GeM portal to meet the demands of the government departments and other customers.
HP now makes display monitors in India, catering to the growing demand for display monitors needed for hybrid working and learning.
In India there has been a boost to PC manufacturing. Acer is planning to make laptops in the country in partnership with Dixon Technologies, according to Taiwanese PC maker Acer. Even Lenovo has been expanding its manufacturing capabilities across product categories, including PCs, notebooks and smartphones.