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HP secures major contract in KSA

HP Middle East has announced securing a major contract with the General Organisation for Technical and Vocational Training in Saudi Arabia. The agreement entails HP and its local partners, Jeraisy and Nahil Computers to deploy more than 8000 HP PCs and 200 printers across 150 student labs in KSA.

HP Middle East has announced securing a major contract with the General Organisation for Technical and Vocational Training in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The agreement entails HP and its local partners, Jeraisy and Nahil Computer Company to provide, implement and manage more than 8000 PCs across 150 student Labs in KSA.

“As part of HP's ongoing commitment to education, we are working closely with our local partners at the production plant in the kingdom to provide custom-made solutions to the General Organization for Technical and Vocational Training in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” says Christoph Schell, general manager, HP Personal Systems Group (PSG) Middle East.

“We are confident that our local know-how, technically superior service centers and dedication to hands-on reliable computing solutions will proliferate into excellent results across the region for the six month implementation period,” adds Schell.

According to the deal HP will be deploying 6,000 HP Compaq D330 units and 2,000 HP Compaq D230 units as well as 200 multifunction printers and scanners. “We feel secure in the knowledge that HP is delivering top-notch products to us. They have specialised local personnel, expertise and a one-stop solution to our educational facilities in the kingdom,” says Eng. Ibrahim Al-Rashed, general manager of the Computer Centre at the General Organisation for Technical and Vocational Training. The government body provides training and education to Saudi nationals.

HP’s Saudi Arabian assembly line opened in November 2003. The new factory is targeted at government contracts in GCC, which currently have legislation to encourage purchases from local assembly facilities. HP’s Saudi assembly line currently has a production capacity of 250,000 units a year, with a daily capacity to assemble 600 desktops a day.

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