Lenovo, one of the world’s biggest computer makers since the acquisition of IBM’s PC division, opened a representative office in HCM City to add to the one in Hanoi, which started up in April. The new office at 17 Nguyen Trai Street in District 5 doubles as a warranty centre for Lenovo’s southern distributor, DKD High-Tech.
“Our goal in the initial years is to promote the Lenovo name,” DKD High-Tech director Duong Quang Trung said at the inauguration.
“Lenovo is looking to take the fourth position in Vietnam after two-years; revenue is not important to us at the moment,” Trung added.
He views the southern market as the key. To this end, DKD High-Tech will open 30 or so shops in HCM City in the next two-months, and will start selling 10 Lenovo cellphone models between now and August. By end of the year, 20 of the latest 30 models will be available here.
DKD High-Tech is negotiating with the mobile network operators VinaPhone, MobiFone and Viettel to make sure that the WAP functions on Lenovo cellphones actually work here.
Lenovo began life in China in 1984 but didn’t establish a mobile phone division until 2002. It then acquired IBM’s PC division.
At yesterday’s opening of the HCM City office, DKD High-Tech took the opportunity to plug five Lenovo cellphone models.