Compal to build plants in Poland and Brazil


TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan’s Compal Electronics Inc., the world’s second-largest contract notebook computer maker, plans to build a notebook computer plant in Poland and another in Brazil, a newspaper said yesterday.

Compal President Ray Chen said that Compal, while keeping its production base in China and building its secondary production base in Vietnam for low-end notebook computers, plans to diversify investment due to the difficulty in expanding notebook computer output in China,caused by transport and component supply problems, the Economic Daily News said.

So Compal has applied to open notebook computer plants in Poland and in Brazil, and close its plant in Manchester, United Kingdom, due to rising workers’ salaries.