Lenovo opened its first in-house manufacturing facility in Europe, based in Ullo, Hungary. The plant is primarily focused on building high-end server infrastructure, storage systems and PC workstations used by customers throughout the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.
The site employs over 1,000 full-time people in a variety of engineering, management and operations roles. Lenovo will seek to hire in the new manufacturing units. Lenovo did not reveal its investment plans in Hungary.
The production line can produce more than 1,000 servers and 4,000 workstations per day — each built specifically to customer needs, China-based Lenovo said in a press release.
Lenovo uses automation capabilities, including a building management system operating in the shop floor and logistics area to monitor temperature, humidity, asset conditions, and robotic DIMM labeling. This allows Lenovo to maintain optimal quality control of its networking products.
The Hungarian factory is part of Lenovo’s global manufacturing and supply chain strategy that serves customers in 180 markets from more than 35 manufacturing locations around the world, including Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, Hungary, India, Japan, Mexico and the United States.