Lenovo is expanding its physical footprint in the U.S. with plans for new offices in Danbury, Ct.
The world’s No. 1 PC manufacturer also is seeking another U.S. site for growth, a company executive says.
On Wednesday, corporate executives in Danbury, Ct., disclosed that Lenovo had leased 10,000 square feet of office space at the :ee Farm Corporate Park.
Ray Gorman, a Lenovo spokesperson who is based in Morrisville at the company’s executive headquarters, told the News-Times newspaper that how many people will be based in Danbury is still being determined.
He also said Lenovo is considering another site for more growth. That location has not been determined, he said.
The move comes as Lenovo steadily grows its market share and sales in the U.S. and North America.
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Lenovo also recently added more space in RTP to accommodate growth expected when and if its acquisition of IBM’s x86 server business is approved. That deal would involve the transfer of some 2,000 IBM employees in the Park to Lenovo and double the size of Lenovo’s North Carolina employees.
The company also operates a huge warehouse and manufacturing facility in the Triad.
Further growth will come if Lenovo’s other pending purchase – a nearly $3 billion for Google Motorola Mobility – wins regulatory approval. Motorola Mobility’s headquarters is located in Chicago.
The Danbury location “will be both a national and international center for us,” Gorman told the newspaper.
The site will house sales and marketing plus other operations, he said. He did not say how many employees would be based there.
Gorman added that Lenovo is “looking for another location in the United States in anticipation of our future business needs.”
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