(Yicai Global) March 26 -- Lenovo Group's Wuhan factory is gradually recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic, with a resumption of operations by about 60 percent of staff and its overall capacity there expected by the end of this month, and a full recovery in sight by mid-April, it said in a press release yesterday.
The firm provided its local workers with adequate resources, services and support, as well as ongoing health checks and counseling and emotional support during the outbreak, of which the central Chinese transport and manufacturing hub was at the heart, per the press release.
Lenovo Wuhan Industrial Base, completed and put into operation at the end of 2013, is the computer giant's largest and most advanced self-built production facility worldwide. Able to concurrently produce over 30 kinds of mobile devices, including cellphones and tablets, the daily maximum output of the two product varieties totals 140,000-plus units. After Lenovo acquired Motorola's mobile business in October 2014, the Motorola project was also uprooted and transplanted to the Hubei provincial capital where it realized mass production in 2015.
The company is otherwise getting back up on its feet under the impact of the global spread of the pandemic and has activated corresponding emergency monitoring plans.
The epidemic has not greatly impacted Lenovo's global supply chain, but it will focus on its potential effects on logistics, capacity, provision of some components and costs, the firm said.
The Beijing-based company is the world's largest PC seller by unit sales and its fourth biggest smartphone maker, Forbes reported back in June.
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