Banghó to assemble 60,000 computers a month at new factory

Friday, April 15, 2011

Argentinean PC manufacturer Banghó will pump out a total of 60,000 desktops, netbooks and notebooks a month at its new factory in the Vicente López area, in Buenos Aires province, news site CanalAR reported.

Banghó, part of PC Arts Argentina, invested 18mn pesos (US$4.43mn) in the new plant, which was inaugurated on April 12. The 14,000m2 facility - which already has 300 staff out of the planned total of 570 - will house production lines for high technology products, part of the company's central offices and storage space.

Over the next few months, Banghó will manufacture 80,000 computers for the Conectar Igualdad project, a government initiative that seeks to reduce the digital, educational and social gap of Argentina's educational system. For that project, the company will make 16,000 PCs a month - part of the monthly production of 60,000 units.

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According to PC Arts president Pablo Suaya, the company is considering making tablets, "but we're looking for the right time to decide if we come out with a light [version] or a more robust one that lets you do everything."

The company is also analyzing possible business in Paraguay and Uruguay, he said, adding that Banghó enjoys tax breaks to similar those which the federal government offers for equipment manufactured in the southernmost Tierra del Fuego province.