RELOCATION: As part of its move out of China, the company is mulling expanding back home or in other countries such as Malaysia in light of the US-China dispute
Date: Jun 13, 2019
By:: Natasha Li / Staff reporter
Contract electronics manufacturer Wistron Corp (緯創) yesterday said that it aims to set up a productionfacility in the US as the trade dispute between Washington and Beijing rages on.
“We sell one-third of our products in the US,” Wistron chairman Simon Lin (林憲銘) said at the annual shareholders’ meeting in Taipei, adding that the company is seeking to move one-third of its production out of China.
“We already have a site on the [US] west coast, but it is more oriented toward PM [product management], R&D [research and development] and sales,” Lin said.
The company also has an after-sales service center in Dallas, Texas, but it is equally unsuitable for production, he said. [FULL STORY]