Dell to produce storage systems locally

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Dell plans to start producing storage systems at its Hortolândia factory, in Brazil's São Paulo state, local news source Computer World reported.

Dell executives from the US visited the Hortolândia unit to evaluate the conditions to put this new production line into operation. The idea is to manufacture EqualLogic system products in the country.

"There's a plan to produce this line in Brazil. We don't know when, but it will be soon," Dell's storage solutions sales director for the Americas, Dave Whiters, was quoted saying.

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Dell executives said a final decision on launching the new production depends on the outcome of ongoing tax exemption negotiations with the federal government.

Besides the US, Dell currently produces storage equipments in Poland and China. In Brazil, Dell manufactures desktops, servers and notebooks.


According to Dell enterprise products global director Antonio Julio, Brazil is among the top 10 countries where the company will most invest in coming years.

As an example, he underlined the company's recent decision to have Brazil host a new cloud computing and virtualization development center. The company also announced plans in July to open a new data center in São Paulo by year-end.