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Dell will not exit Lodz, might locate service centre


2011-06-09



Dell, the US computer maker, on 9 June announced that it would retain the ownership of its factory of PCs, servers and disk arrays in Lodz, and that it was in talks with city authorities about expanding its operations there. Lodz deputy mayor Marek Cieslak added that the US firm was considering to locate a service centre in the city (Dell already has a customer support centre in Lodz employing 30 people), similar to existing facilities in Dublin and Limerick in Ireland.

The announcement means that Dell’s preliminary agreement with Foxconn of Taiwan, the world’s largest contract manufacturer of consumer electronics, to sell the Lodz plant fell through, despite one and a half years of negotiations.

The decision by the US firm ends a period of uncertainty for the plant, which all but halted any development work and investment activities after December 2009, pending the outcome of the negotiations with Foxconn. At present the factory employs 1,400 people, down from a peak of 1,900. It was opened in autumn of 2007.



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