Compal increases volume production

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More shipments, more distribution, more sales

Compal has said that it expects its notebook shipments in the second quarter of 2012 to increase meaning more activity in the industry.

Speaking at an investor conference this week, Ray Chen, company president at the company, said it expected a 14.8 percent growth – around .3 million units in the second quarter of this year.

He added that by the third quarter he expects a further 10 percent growth, according to Digitimes. Making up this demand are ultrabooks, which, together with notebook shipments will reach 25 percent in the fourth quarter, Mr Chen said.

He added that Compal was also moving to ship around 48 million notebooks, seven million LCD TVs and 1.5-2 million tablet PCs in 2012.

In what could see distribution and production booming, the company has also said that it has increased its manufacturing overseas.

At its factory in Chongqing, Western China, monthly capacity is said to reach around 800,000 to 900,000, while its  its factory in Chengdu, western China is said to churn out around 500,000 units.

And the company hasn’t stopped there announcing that it has spent $98 million (NT$2.89 billion) along with Lenovo on LCFC (Hefei) Electronics Technology.

LCFC is claimed to begin  volume production of Lenovo notebooks in fourth-quarter 2012 and will also include all-in-one PCs later this year.

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