Whenever a company starts making a certain product, the so-called “balance” can be disrupted, but Lenovo doesn't seem to mind causing such a reaction.
Indeed, according to Digitimes
, the company has already put Taiwan-based notebook supply chain makers on edge.
The reason is simple: the company is preparing new production lines in other countries, namely Brazil and Japan.
What's more, Lenovo is establishing lines at LCFC (Hefei) Electronics Technology, a notebook and all-in-one joint venture with Compal.
The company hopes to control component supplies more easily and, thus, have a greater ability to set and meet shipment schedules. Right now, 85% of its notebooks are made by Compal and Wistron.
LCFC will initially produce 300,000 PCs per month, starting in late 2012. Annual capacity should reach 10 million later on.