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Dell Considering A Fresh Investment In Bengaluru

Dell is seeking government support to overcome import restrictions on Special Economic Zone (SEZ) operations to enhance cost sustainability

Dell Considering A Fresh Investment In Bengaluru
Dell officials
POSTED ON September 30, 2023 3:43 PM

In a bid to further strengthen its presence in Karnataka, Texas-based technology conglomerate Dell is considering a fresh investment in its research and development centre in Bengaluru. 

The company already operates a prominent research and development centre in Bengaluru. At the global level, Dell operates around 25 manufacturing facilities with 14 of these facilities dedicated to Research and Development. 

On Friday, the Dell team comprising Shri. Michael Dundas of Global Manufacturing Operations and Technology, Shri. Alan Richey, senior vice president, Legal and Tabrez Ahmad – director, Asia Pacific and Japan, Govt Affairs and Public Policy held meetings with minister for Large and Medium Industries & Infrastructure, Government of Karnataka Shri M. B. Patil, here. 

The company also sought support from the Karnataka government to overcome import restrictions on Special Economic Zone (SEZ) operations, which would enhance cost sustainability for Dell's expansion in India. Dell also put forth its requirements with respect to ESDM ecosystem players and suppliers in the state. 

The delegation also met leading Semiconductor Manufacturing company Global Foundries (GF), which expressed interest in increasing its workforce in Bengaluru with an addition of 200 skilled workers. 

Minister M.B. Patil assured to extend the government’s support in this regard and will also help Global Foundries to establish connections with customers and suppliers. The $30 billion Global Foundries has also expressed interest in establishing and expanding its Aerospace and Defence presence in Karnataka, with plans for further engagement to develop a comprehensive business strategy.

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