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Rocketta
Mar 20th, 2006, 05:39 PM
Dell plans to double Indian headcount to 20,000

Mon Mar 20, 8:36 AM ET



Dell Inc. (Nasdaq:DELL - news), the world's top PC maker, plans to double its headcount in India over three years, its founder said on Monday, but there was no word on the location of a planned manufacturing unit in the country.

"India produces over 200,000 engineers and we see that as an asset for our hardware and software activities," Chairman Michael Dell told reporters in India's technology capital, Bangalore.

Dell said its staff numbers in India would rise to 20,000 over the next three years from about 10,000 now. Dell has set up huge business process outsourcing units to tap India's vast pool of low-cost English-speaking workers, as other multinationals such as General Electric (NYSE:GE - news) have done.

Dell has used India as a base to serve global clients in recent years, but it now considers Asia's third-largest economy a growing market for desktops and laptops as demand for computers surges across the country.

Research firm IDC expects the Indian computer market to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 23 percent until 2010.

In India, Dell competes with multinationals such as Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE:HPQ - news) and International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM - news) and local giants HCL Infosystems Ltd. (HCLI.BO) and Wipro Ltd. (WIPR.BO).

Dell, with about 4 percent of the Indian market, declined to give details on the upcoming PC manufacturing unit. But he added the firm was in discussions with various states for a suitable site and hoped to conclude them fairly soon.

"The kind of investments that have occurred in China, Taiwan, Singapore, we would really like to see this in India," Dell said.

"One of the real threshold events will be for the government to essentially decide to establish an industrial policy to create capital intensive manufacturing."

SemIndia, a consortium of overseas Indians, recently announced plans to set up its semiconductor chip-fabrication unit in Hyderabad, with technology from America's Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NYSE:AMD - news). The first phase of the project is to be implemented in three years' time with a $1 billion investment.

Paul-Henri Ferrand, Dell's vice president & general manager for South Asia, said the U.S. company's new Indian plant may even export to Eastern Europe depending on its capability.

"It might be more cost effective to export it from India than from Ireland or from China," he said.

Rocketta
Mar 20th, 2006, 05:51 PM
you know I have no problem with American companies having factories in foreign countries if it's to make products that they will be selling there like a lot of foreign car companies do here....but to move toward moving the bulk of your operations over seas is just wrong wrong wrong.....

I'm going to end up having to custom build my next pc with parts all made in china. :o

I heard that 97% of our clothing is made abroad :speakles:

SJW
Mar 20th, 2006, 06:01 PM
hmmm...so when i call Dell up to cuss them up right now, sometimes i'm pleasantly surprised and have an Irish person.
i get annoyed when i have to speak to people who can't speak English properly. their lack of understanding fucked up my record and now i'm battling with dell to fix my laptop which is under warranty :mad:

Rocketta
Mar 20th, 2006, 06:18 PM
hmmm...so when i call Dell up to cuss them up right now, sometimes i'm pleasantly surprised and have an Irish person.
i get annoyed when i have to speak to people who can't speak English properly. their lack of understanding fucked up my record and now i'm battling with dell to fix my laptop which is under warranty :mad:

Luckily for me both of the type of computers I've had call centers were in America. It's funny cause when I called in about my Micron... the guy had an interesting american accent and I asked him where he was and he said Idaho or South Dakota....and I was like :yeah: America. :tape: Normally I'd been like, Idaho. :help:

Helen Lawson
Mar 20th, 2006, 06:21 PM
AMPAS even outsources the making of Oscar to Taiwan! No joke, I was at the Oscars a couple of years ago, and I swear, I saw the bottom of Renee Zellweger's Oscar and it's stamped, "Made in Taiwan."

Shoot, back in the 50s, a jewelry company in Beverly Hills made them! No more quality these days!

saniafan2005
Mar 20th, 2006, 06:41 PM
It's not surprising, more and more industries are going to india, china due to low cost of production. I would say this is a start, be ready for more. Globalization is unstoppable process.

Rocketta
Mar 20th, 2006, 07:31 PM
It's not surprising, more and more industries are going to india, china due to low cost of production. I would say this is a start, be ready for more. Globalization is unstoppable process.

that's not globalization....that's called using a people until they require more and the minute the Indian people require higher pay and the profit margin shrinks...Dell and other's will move to the next 3rd world country who has a low standard of pay. :shrug:

Helen Lawson
Mar 20th, 2006, 07:51 PM
You have meddled with the primal forces of nature, Mr. Beale, and I won't have it!! Is that clear?! You think you've merely stopped a business deal. That is not the case. The Arabs have taken billions of dollars out of this country, and now they must put it back! It is ebb and flow, tidal gravity! It is ecological balance!



You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no third worlds. There is no West. There is only one holistic system of systems, one vast and immane, interwoven, interacting, multivariate, multi-national dominion of dollars. Petro-dollars, electro-dollars, multi-dollars, Reichmarks, rins, rubles, pounds, and shekels.

It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today. That is the atomic and subatomic and galactic structure of things today! And YOU have meddled with the primal forces of nature, and YOU WILL ATONE!

Am I getting through to you, Mr. Beale?

You get up on your little twenty-one inch screen and howl about America and democracy. There is no America. There is no democracy. There is only IBM and ITT and AT&T and DuPont, Dow, Union Carbide, and Exxon. Those are the nations of the world today.

What do you think the Russians talk about in their councils of state -- Karl Marx? They get out their linear programming charts, statistical decision theories, minimax solutions, and compute the price-cost probabilities of their transactions and investments, just like we do. We no longer live in a world of nations and ideologies, Mr. Beale. The world is a college of corporations, inexorably determined by the immutable bylaws of business. The world is a business, Mr. Beale. It has been since man crawled out of the slime. And our children will live, Mr. Beale, to see that perfect world in which there's no war or famine, oppression or brutality -- one vast and ecumenical holding company, for whom all men will work to serve a common profit, in which all men will hold a share of stock, all necessities provided, all anxieties tranquilized, all boredom amused.

Scotso
Mar 20th, 2006, 10:54 PM
i get annoyed when i have to speak to people who can't speak English properly. their lack of understanding fucked up my record and now i'm battling with dell to fix my laptop which is under warranty :mad:

It's not their fault, it's Dell's fault for hiring them.

I must say I'm annoyed at this, I have a Dell and I like them, they're good computers and have decent support, but my next computer will be an American-made one from an American company with American tech support.

I have no problem with other countries or peoples, but I get angry that companies who really only sell products in the United States make those products in other countries. I don't care about the capitalist reasons for it, it's wrong. They're not only exploiting the cheap labor of other countries, but they're harming our own economy in the process. Before you know it, nothing will be made in the United States. People are so very worried about "national security" these days, and what's secure about having all the products you consume produced abroad?

Mightymirza
Mar 20th, 2006, 11:01 PM
hmmm...so when i call Dell up to cuss them up right now, sometimes i'm pleasantly surprised and have an Irish person.
i get annoyed when i have to speak to people who can't speak English properly. their lack of understanding fucked up my record and now i'm battling with dell to fix my laptop which is under warranty :mad:
Hey, i dont think its anything to do with india..Most people in india are capable of speaking and understanding english fluently and perfectly...And as there are so many aspiring candidates it doesnt make sense if dell just takes people who cant speak or understand english properly as ther r so many of them fluent in tht...I think one more reason they want to expand in india is that indians are good in communicating in english plus they have so many qualified people to hire..I am sure many companies r gonna expand in india in future..