Lenovo, the world’s number four PC vendor by volumes, has closed down its manufacturing unit at Baddi, Himachal Pradesh to improve cost efficiency. Lenovo started operations at Baddi during the second half of 2007 with an installed capacity of 2 million units a year.
In a report in the Economic Times, Lenovo India MD Amar Babu confirmed the closure of the unit. “We have stopped the operations and production at our Baddi unit and there are only certain legal processes to be wound up” he was quoted by ET.
The Baddi plant was supposed to cater to the regional market needs in the North, since Lenovo already has an existing plant at Pondecherry targeting South India.
Majority of the leading PC vendors in India have their manufacturing bases in the Southern part of the India with many of them opening their second plant in North India.