BEIJING — Lenovo, the world’s top producer of supercomputers as well as PCs, said it resumed operations at its Shenzhen manufacturing facility on Feb. 10 after shutting down temporarily due to the coronavirus outbreak.
“By the end of March, all of Lenovo’s factories will resume production while reaching 100 percent capacity,” the company said in a release on Thursday.
The company, which operates dual headquarters in Morrisville as well as in Beijing, said it has been focused on the safety of its employees.
“Lenovo has provided essential protective equipment to its employees while checking their temperature and carrying out grid-like management, which is made from teams of 10 employees. At the Shenzhen Smart Manufacturing Factory, everyone must complete registration tables and can only resume working after getting approval.”
Because of “early planning and adequate preparation,” the company added there was “little impact” on production.
“For example, aware of the impact on the component supply before the Spring Festival, Lenovo has stocked up as many components as possible, including product packaging. Without production during Spring Festival, Lenovo has actually built up component stock for the following weeks. Therefore, there was little impact on Lenovo.
It also said it has a “unique advantage” when it comes to the global supply chain, with factories in Brazil and India that can produce enough smartphones to meet demands in Latin America and North America.
“As for PC, datacenter and server business, Lenovo also leverages factories in Mexico, US, India and Japan to meet the demands in the Chinese market.”