Japanese business daily publication The Nikkei claims that Hewlett Packard will move its consumer-oriented notebook production destined to the Japanese market from the current Chinese location to its plant situated near Tokyo. According to the company, the goal of this change would be to reduce delivery time and simplify logistics, but also to use a “Made in Japan” tag in marketing campaigns. Hewlett Packard also moved the production of business laptops in Akishima this year in August.
Among other models HP intends to move to production in the new Japanese location is its 15.6-inch Pavilion dv6-6b00. Until February next year, the company intends to be on pace to make 500,000 notebooks yearly using this new capacity.
Under the new circumstances, Hewlett Packard claims that notebooks would be shipped to customers five days after a order is placed, while fourteen days are now necessary for a notebook to be shipped from the plants situated in China.
All of Hewlett Packard’s PCs currently sold in Japan are also produced in the Akishima location.