The American company Hewlett-Packard (HP) July 8, officially liquidated LTD. Hewlett-Packard factory, registered in Shushary, near St. Petersburg (Russia) and engaged in the production of personal computers, the newspaper “Kommersant”.
The plant in Shushary was launched in April 2010 in conjunction with Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn, which assemble electronics by orders from leading global brands. The partners have invested about $ 50 million. First HP produced in the industrial zone near St. Petersburg, desktop computers, and in August 2013 launched the Assembly of the monoblocks. It was scheduled to produce up to 480 thousand units per year.
According to the source of “Kommersant”, the production at the plant was halted in the middle of last year and moved from the environs of St Petersburg to Czech Republic in order to save, and to optimize logistics.”
The newspaper’s source close to HP said that the factory was closed due to the high cost of PCs collected in Russia, compared with computers, collected in Asia.
A former employee of HP on the condition of anonymity confirmed to the publication that production in Russia was unprofitable, and the HP factory in the Czech Republic was “chronically underutilized” and the Corporation moved the Assembly to a more modern enterprise.