In order to supply markets in Europe and Africa more quickly, manufacturer Lenovo now operates its first factory within the EU. It was opened in Ullo, Hungary, on June 14, 2022. The Chinese manufacturer produces PCs and servers there.
Lenovo factory opened in Hungary
Lenovo’s first factory in Europe opened its doors a few days ago in Hullo, Hungary. Here, the new manufacturing facility focuses primarily on building server infrastructure, storage systems and high-end PC workstations for the European market, Africa and the Middle East, the company writes. Mobile workstations, such as the recently unveiled ThinkPad P16s i and P14s, however, are apparently not affected by the manufacturing.
The construction was at least partly co-financed by the Hungarian government. Lenovo also sees this as an important economic potential for the country’s private and public sectors. It would also create numerous new jobs. More than 1,000 employees are already working full time at the factory, and many more will be added when production is running at full speed.
Lenovo said it chose to locate in Hungary because of the country’s strong infrastructure, knowledgeable workers and place in the center of Europe. “Hungary’s well-connected location brings us much closer to European customers so we can meet their demands and needs while continuing to work at the forefront of innovation,” reveals Francois Bornibus, senior vice president and EMEA president at Lenovo.
50,000 square meters
The new Lenovo factory in Hungary measures about 50,000 square meters in total. It spans two buildings and three floors. This marks one of the manufacturer’s largest manufacturing facilities in the world.
According to Lenovo, more than 1,000 servers and 4,000 workstations can be manufactured there every day. Each of these is specially adapted to the needs of customers. This is also made possible by innovative automation processes.
The factory is also equipped with solar cells on the roof, which supply the plant with 500 kilowatts of electricity. Enough power to supply a small village. But production in Europe also has advantages in terms of sustainability, he says, because it shortens transportation routes and allows for more efficient and sustainable transport.
Together with the innovative manufacturing processes, such as Lenovo’s patented low temperature solder process, this should help to achieve the high climate goals set by the manufacturer.