Laptops: Thomson relocates part of its production in France

Laptops: Thomson relocates part of its production in France

The Thomson company has decided to repatriate part of the assembly of its laptops to Seine-et-Marne. The cost is higher, but management has agreed to cut back on its margins.

Laptops: Thomson relocates part of its production in France

Computers manufactured until now in China are now assembled in France. This is the bet of Thomson, who has just relocated part of its production. “We are on the mid-to-high range, between 500 to 1000 pieces per week, and we intend to go up to 2000 pieces fairly quickly“, Explains Stephan Français, CEO of Thomson Computing.

PCs sold between 500 and 1,000 euros

In a sector dominated by American and Asian giants, this project is unprecedented in France, with 19 hires already. The medium and high-end laptops of the brand are sold between 500 and 1000 euros approximately. No assembly line, each computer is fully assembled by a single employee. This amounts to better quality control, but also to more independence vis-à-vis its Chinese subcontractors. However, it is impossible for the boss to consider a computer 100% made in France. If it manages to continue to grow, the company hopes to eventually assemble up to 20% of its production in France.