12 Feb 2024 -

Taiwan’s Compal to build factory in Europe for supply chain diversification

Taiwan Taipei

Taiwanese electronics giant Compal Electronics Inc. has announced plans to establish a manufacturing facility in Europe as part of its supply chain diversification strategy. The move comes amidst global supply chain disruptions and geopolitical uncertainties, aiming to mitigate risks and enhance resilience.

“We’ve been expanding in Mexico in the past year, and now we are evaluating locations to set up a new plant in Europe in 2024,” Compal President Martin Wong told a news conference. By establishing a factory in Europe, the company aims to shorten delivery times, reduce logistics costs, and better serve its European customers.

The decision reflects a broader trend among multinational corporations to diversify their manufacturing bases beyond Asia, particularly in response to ongoing trade tensions and the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, Compal’s move aligns with growing efforts in Europe to bolster domestic production and reduce reliance on imports.

While the exact location of the new facility is yet to be disclosed, the investment signifies Compal’s commitment to strengthening its global presence and adapting to evolving market dynamics. By strategically positioning itself in Europe, Compal aims to enhance its competitiveness and better navigate the complexities of the global supply chain landscape.

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