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MSBLOG Team visits Dell Asia Pacific

January 3rd, 2006 by Patrick Elliott

After several hours on the bus from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia up north to Penang, we finally made it!! Jabez, Me, and two of his friends had the oppertunity to visit Dell’s Asia Pacific manufacturing facility today located just to the east of Pulau Penang (Penang Island) in northern Malaysia. After staying the night on the island (and sampling some very good local food I might add), we took a ferry across back to the mainland and caught a taxi to Dell.

Dell’s Asia Pacific center manufactures almost all mobile (Latitude, Inspiron, XPS) units bound for the United States. (See Dell Worldwide Facilities) The facility itself is HUGE inside, and operates extremely efficiently producing an entire unit in about 5 hours including some QA testing and software load. The unit is then boxed and loaded onto huge pallates which UPS (United Parcel Service) then takes about 25,000 units a day onto a Boeing 747 bound for the United States. The facility also manufactures desktop, server, and mobile products for most of the south pacific market – including Austrailia and New Zealand.

Photography is strictly prohibited in the factory, but here are two photos of the exterior (including one of Jabez and I) for your enjoyment.


Patrick Elliott / MSBLOG

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2 Responses

  1. Zack Whittaker Says:

    Awww you two look so sweet :op hehe!! Glad you had a good time! 😀

  2. Patrick S Says:

    Hey guys,

    Love the pics, In auzzie!

    he he he scooters