Tuesday, July 19th 2011 - 17:11 UTC

Blackberries to be assembled in Tierra del Fuego with Argentine input

United States Hewlett-Packard and Canada’s Research in Motion, (RIM) (Blackberries) have agreed to set up an assembly plant for notebooks and smart-phones in Tierra del Fuego, extreme south of the country.

The announcement was made by Industry Secretary Debora Giorgi

The companies will begin test production next November and are expected to reach full production a year later. The production program includes a gradual increase of Argentine components in notebooks and smart-phones. In the case of Blackberries the input is scheduled to reach 80%.

The news was confirmed by Industry Secretary Debora Giorgi who said that an initial investment of 12 million US dollars will enable the creation of 250 jobs. HP and RIM will assemble its products in association with the Argentine company Newsan which already works with several international brands such as Sanyo, Noblex and Philco.

The total investment package involves 23 million dollars and an annual production of at least 750.000 units. By December 2012, 50% of notebooks sold in Argentina will be locally manufactured and should reach 70% by December 2013.

HP-RIM production targets are 214.000 units in 2012 equivalent to imports substitutions equivalent to 71 million dollars and 314.000 in 2013, valued at 112.5 million dollars.

The new investment takes advantage of the 2009 bill 26.539 which promotes the manufacture of high technology products in Tierra del Fuego through fiscal incentives. According to Argentine official figures so far 370 million dollars investments have opted for Tierra del Fuego.
 

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1 so_far (#) Jul 19th, 2011 - 05:32 pm Report abuse
“initial investment of 12 million US dollars will enable the creation of 250 jobs. HP and RIM will assemble its products in association with the Argentine company Newsan ..”

“The new investment takes advantage of the 2009 bill 26.539 which promotes the manufacture of high technology products in Tierra del Fuego through fiscal incentives. According to Argentine official figures so far 370 million dollars investments have opted for Tierra del Fuego”

I think it's a good job opportunity, growth and development for your region of the Southern Cone.

Considering that Malvinas Islands are part of the Argentine province Tierra del Fuego , congratulations on this achievement islanders !! :)
2 briton (#) Jul 19th, 2011 - 05:51 pm Report abuse
for a bunch of argie bloggers who say
[we want nothing from them]
you aint doing to bad,
shows you have no effect on your goverment,
that means infact, your opinion on the falklands are largly ignored,
the falklands will remain british as long as they wish,
no matter how much the yanks invest in argentina,
,good for real argentines, and another nail to you bloggers lol.
3 Redhoyt (#) Jul 20th, 2011 - 01:13 am Report abuse
Can you afford a Blackberry Sofa?
4 stick up your junta (#) Jul 20th, 2011 - 06:12 am Report abuse
Considering that Malvinas Islands are part of the Argentine province Tierra del Fuego , congratulations on this achievement islanders !! :)

No, the Argies are gooseberries in the Falklands
5 so_far (#) Jul 20th, 2011 - 02:43 pm Report abuse
It has been brought to our attention by several officials visiting our office in Buenos Aires that offensive language is commonly used by our spanish speaking staff.

Such behavior, in addition to violating our policy, is highly unprofessional and offensive to both visitors and staff. All personnel will immediatly adhere to the following rules:

1. Words like carajo, la puta madre o me da en el quinto forro and other such expressions will not be tolerated or used for emphasis or dramatic effect, no matterhow heated a discussion may become.

2. You will not say la cagó when someone makes a mistake, or lo están cagando a pedos if you see someone being reprimended, or qué cagada when a major mistake has been made. All forms and derivations of the verb cagar are utterly innapropiate and unacceptable in our environment.

3. No project manager, section head or administrator under any circumstances will be referred as hijo de mil puta, guanaco, mal parido, es una mierda or es una bosta.

4. Lack of determination will not be referred to as falta de huevos nor will persons who lack initiative be referred to as cagón de mierda, pelotudo or boludo.

5. Unusual or creative ideas offered by management are not to be referred as pajas mentales or pendejadas.

6. Do not say cómo hincha las pelotas nor qué ladilla de mierda if a person is persistent; do not add cagó fuego, if a colleague is going through a difficult situation. Furthermore, you must not say cagamos (refer to item #2) nor nos rompieron el orto when a matter becomes excessively complicated.

7. When asking someone to leave you alone, you must not say andate a la concha de tu hermana nor should you ever substitute May I help you? with ¿Qué mierda querés?

8. Under no circumstances should you ever call your elderly industrial partners viejos chotos.

9. Do not say me chupa un huevo when a relevant project is presented to you, nor should you ever answer sobame el nabo when your assistance is required.

1. 10.You should
6 briton (#) Jul 20th, 2011 - 07:22 pm Report abuse
V
7 lsolde (#) Jul 21st, 2011 - 09:13 am Report abuse
@5 so_far,
Que?
8 so_far (#) Jul 21st, 2011 - 02:34 pm Report abuse
is just a joke that comes from typical Argentine expressions in a work environment in any company ...... it's funny to see the mix spanish-english in that context..sorry the copy and paste didn´t work properly.

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