Asia Express - Computing
Lenovo to Make High-end Notebook PCs in Japan
October 09, 2014

Nikkei reported on October 8 that Lenovo plans to begin local production and repair services of high-end custom-made ThinkPad models for the commercial market in Japan, starting from 2015. Two models will initially be made, with the possibility to add more models in the future. With initial capacity of 50,000 units per year, the Yonezawa plant of NEC Personal Computers, a subsidiary of joint venture Lenovo NEC Holdings, will shoulder the production. By shifting production to Japan, Lenovo can shorten the delivery time to one week—50% shorter than the time it takes to make them in China. In addition, Lenovo will continue its joint venture agreement with NEC for an additional 10 years until 2026.