Toshiba Notebooks to Ship from Quanta Plant in Chongqing from July

June 28, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Though the Chinese presence in the telecommunication industry is looked at with skepticism in many countries, the truth is that the assembling process of many popular telecommunication gadgets all over the world happens in Chinese plants run by Asian hardware partners.

However, recent rumors from upstream supply chain sources for major PC makers like Toshiba and Asus hint that there could be major changes in the plants of Quanta- the Taiwanese company which assembles machines for these PC makers- from which they get their notebook shipments.

Toshiba, the sixth largest notebook maker in the world, will shift its notebook making orders from Quanta’s plants in Songjiang district in China to plants in the Chinese municipality of Chongqing from July.

As per the grapevine, orders from other major clients like Asustelk also will be shifted to Quanta plants in Chongqing by the second half of this year.

The overall trend shows that Quanta is shifting its all notebook making lines to Chongqing. However, company sources declined to confirm the rumor and even refuted it pointing out that many of its clients does not entertain shifting the orders from the existing plant.

However, there is unofficial confirmation that Toshiba’s 21:9 ratio display U840W and 14-inch U840 new ultrabooks will be made in Chongqing plants. Despite having a limited capacity in its in-house production plant in Hangzhou, China, Toshiba is outsourcing most of its orders to Quanta, Inventec and Pegatron Technology.

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