Manufacturer Dell wants to ban products and components manufactured in China from the US market in its own devices. By 2026 or 2027, the products are to be manufactured locally if possible – other manufacturers want to follow suit.
Dell focuses on products and components that do not come from China
Back at the beginning of 2023, Nikkei had reported on Dell’s intentions to stop relying on products “made in China” in the future. At the time, there was talk of a changeover starting in 2024 – but that is still too fast.
Now, according to a report from Commercial Times, there is more concrete talk of 2026 or 2027, which seems much more realistic. Dell’s first goal, it said, is for products targeted for the U.S. market to stop coming from China and to be manufactured locally – where possible.
Dell is expected to ship about 50 million notebooks and PCs per year in the U.S., the report adds. Therefore, the company plans to gradually abandon products “made in China” and thus make its own contribution to the U.S. trade dispute with China.
In the first step, chips produced directly for Dell in China are to be sourced from other countries. Other components are to follow later. By 2027, the complete portfolio for the U.S. market is to be without components from China, while the aim is to have 60 percent by 2025.
However, there is currently only talk of the US market, and that again has not yet been officially stated. According to industry analysis, up to 40 percent of all Dell notebooks go to the US market. That would be a lot of work for the company to outsource production here.
As for the products for the German market, there seems to be no adjustments at the moment. Dell had only recently introduced the new XPS 15, XPS 17 and XPS Desktop notebooks. In January, the manufacturer showed the Dell UltraSharp U3224KB, an exciting 6K monitor.