VIT assembles more than 110k PCs, to launch tablet in December

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

PC maker Venezolana de Industria Tecnológica (VIT) has assembled 110,557 computers in the year through September 23, the science, technology and industry ministry's (MCTI) website reported.

"This figure is of great importance for our technological development, since it doubles the total amount of computers assembled in 2010, which was the highest figure reached in the company's entire history," science and technology minister Ricardo Menéndez said.

The company's production goal for this year is 174,000 computers, Menéndez added.

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Additionally, starting November 15, VIT will open direct distribution centers so its products can go straight from the factories into customers' hands, at costs lower than the going market rate.


The minister also announced the launch of VIT tablets in December. "We are updating the software system, in this case the free software system, so that it works perfectly in the tablets," Menéndez said.

VIT was formed as a partnership between Venezuela's government and Chinese state-run hardware provider Langchao Group to produce computers in Venezuela as part of the "PC Bolivariana" program.

The company, launched in 2005 with an initial investment of US$20mn, assembles desktops and laptops.