Wistron eyeing production in US

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

Taipei Times
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 production

Wistron Corp chairman Simon Lin, center, speaks at the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: CNA

facility 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]

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