America’s top computer maker HP is planning to move its production to Thailand and Mexico this year in a bid to diversify the supply chain outside China.
According to the report by Nikkei Asia, the American firm is working with suppliers to shift a portion of its consumer laptop production to Thailand, while some commercial notebook computer production will go to Mexico by this year.
Nikkei also cited the source, saying that HP is also looking to move some laptop production to Vietnam next year.
HP is the world’s second largest PC maker, based on shipments after China’s Lenovo.
Thailand’s electronics industry is mainly focusing on exports as the kingdom already has a handful of PC suppliers.