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HP closed the plant near St. Petersburg and moved production to the Czech Republic

HP eliminated LLC Hewlett-Packard factory, registered near St. Petersburg, reports “Kommersant”. From factory on manufacture of computers in Shushary, it was decided to refuse “to save”.

At this address housed a factory for Assembly of personal computers HP, launched in April 2010 in collaboration with Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn. Production at the plant was halted in mid-2014, said the source in the electronics market and a source close to HP. In a press-service of the company told that the computers were moved from St. Petersburg to Czech Republic in order to save, and to optimize logistics.”

The construction of the plant began in may 2008. HP and Foxconn invested $50 million because of the crisis the beginning of the enterprise was postponed for a year and took place in April 2010. First HP was produced in Shushary only desktop computers, and in August 2013 launched the Assembly of the monoblocks. All were scheduled to produce up to 480 000 units per year. In 2010, HP was planning to export the products of the plant in Shushary in Eastern Europe, the Baltic States, Scandinavia.

“The factory was closed for economic reasons. The cost of personal computers assembled in Russia, significantly higher than those that are assembled in Asia,” said a source close to the company.

The reason for the closure of the enterprise was the decline in the PC market. In 2015, shipments of personal computers in the Russian shops has decreased in comparison with 2013 year by 22.7% to 7.91 million pieces, in monetary terms by 32%, to $3.89 billion for the Supply of desktop computers, in the segment which was leading HP declined last year compared with 2013 year by 15% to of 3.04 million shares, in-the-money — by 28.1%, to $1.5 billion.

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