US computer giant HP chooses Turkey

Posted on 14 February 2011

Date: 25/02/2009
US computer giant HP chooses Turkey

The world’s largest PC manufacturer Hewlett-Packard is making plans to establish a factory in Turkey with a USD 60 million investment. Hewlett Packard (HP) has chosen Turkey over Macedonia as the location to establish a factory which will manufacture 200,000 desktop computers annually. The factory in Corlu, which will be completed after an 18-month construction period, will provide employment opportunities for 2,000 people.

The Foxconn Group, HP’s manufacturing partner in charge of operating the factory, aims to meet the increase in demand from Turkey and the Middle East. HP has expressed that the incentives in Turkey as well as the logistic possibilities and growing market are attractive.

Playing a major role in convincing HP to invest in Turkey, Alpaslan Korkmaz, President of Prime Ministry Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey, stated, “We have been pursuing this project for eight months. It was realized with the Prime Minister’s support. Other giants are also getting in line”

Sabah 25 February 2009 (InvestTR)

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