Ding Guoyan, a member of standing committee and executive vice mayor of
Xiamen, and Steve Felice, president, Dell Asia Pacific and Japan, attended
today’s ceremony, which was witnessed by other city and company officials,
along with Dell customers, employees and supply partners.

The 594,000-square-foot facility is Dell’s second manufacturing operation
in Xiamen and more than doubles the company’s production capacity in China.
The factory uses Dell’s proprietary, build-to-order processes to produce its
leading PowerEdge servers, PowerVault storage systems, Dell Precision
workstations, Latitude and Inspiron notebook computers, and OptiPlex and
Dimension desktop computers for customers in Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong.
Dell’s first factory in Xiamen supplies customers in mainland China, the
company’s fifth-largest and one of its fastest-growing businesses.

“Attracting advanced technology industries to Xiamen is a key strategy
for our city’s economic development, and one we’re committed to,” said
Xiamen’s Mr. Ding. “Dell’s new factory represents just the latest chapter in
cooperation between Xiamen and Dell, which plays a significant role in our
city’s economic growth and internationalization.”
“The achievements of Dell people in China over the past eight years have
been historic,” said Mr. Felice. “They’ve been accomplished in partnership
with our customers, the Xiamen government and our suppliers,” said Mr. Felice.
“Our second factory in Xiamen and China is another illustration of Dell’s
long-term commitment to and the tremendous opportunity in this important

Since the launch of its direct-to-the-customer business in China in 1998,
Dell has significantly enhanced its presence in the country. In addition to
two manufacturing operations in China, Dell has an Enterprise Command Center
in Xiamen that provides customers with mission-critical enterprise services,
and a global design center in Shanghai. In March, Dell announced an 200
additional jobs at the Shanghai center.

Dell also shares its efficient manufacturing and supply-chain management
expertise with local suppliers and customers to help them become more
competitive in the global marketplace. Last year, Dell purchased nearly US$16
billion of technology components and other products from suppliers in China to
support its worldwide manufacturing.
Dell’s unique, customer-focused direct model has earned it significant,
rapidly growing business from customers of all types, ranging from large
corporations, government agencies and education institutions, to small and
medium businesses, to home-computing users. In Dell China’s most-recent
quarter, product shipments increased 40 percent, double the industry average,
and revenue grew 29 percent.