HCL Infosystems, India’s premier information enabling company, was rated as the number one Desktop PC Company by IDC India’s Quarterly PC market tracker report. According to the report, HCL recorded an impressive growth in terms of unit shipments during the AMJ quarter of 2005 maintaining its leadership position in the desktop market with a market share of 13.8%.
Mr. George Paul, Executive Vice President – Marketing, HCL Infosystems Limited, said, “This growth is a testimony to the success of our four pronged strategy of creating buying power through introduction of low cost PCs & EMI schemes in partnership with banks, shaping aspirations by generating awareness, tailoring local solutions like RP2- an innovative power solution to tackle erratic power issue & improving access by expanding direct & indirect distribution network across the country.”
In comparison with Q2 of 2004 to Q2 of 2005, HCL’s market share increased from 12.4% to 13.8%, a growth of 1.4% in the overall Desktop market, which include commercial & home segment. In this period, HCL sold 130600 units.
In the consumer PC market, HCL sold 49600 units. HCL’s market share increased from 11.5% in Q_2 of 2004 to 14.8% in Q2 of 2005.
In commercial PC segment, which comprises of around 65 % of total Desktop PC market, HCL sold over 81,000 units in Q5 of 2005. In this segment, HCL’s market share increased to 13.2% in Q_2 of 2005 from 12.9 % in Q2 of 2004.
In x86 Server space, HCL crossed the 5000 mark by selling 5170 units in a quarter, a YOY growth of 165%. HCL’s market share increased from 12.9% in Q2 of 2004 to whopping 20.9% in Q2 of 2005.
Recently, HCL announced the launch of ‘PC for India’ – the HCL sub 10 K PC, specially developed and launched by the company along with the IT minister in Chennai. With these products, the company now has the most extensive product range right from the value for money PC – ‘PC for India’ to ultimate digital convergence device – Beanstalk Neo. HCL has aggressive plans to reach out to B & C class cities by expanding its sales & support network.
Another major development was the unveiling of the RP2 System, conceived by the HCL labs, a technological innovation to solve various power related problems that hinder PC usage and penetration across the country. It runs on widely and easily available car battery using RP2 technology. It is expected to catalyze the PC penetration in the country.
Keeping in line with its commitment of constantly evolving new products to meet consumer needs, the company launched a slew of new products during the year. These include EzeeBee pride at sub 15 K price point, HCL PC for India, the 4 terminal PC, the micro BTX form factor in PCs. HCL Infosystems, during the year, also launched a plethora of offerings in the home entertainment segment.
About HCL Infosystems
HCL Infosystems, India’s premier information enabling and integration company offers its customers technology solutions across multiple platforms. It has partnerships with some leading global player like Intel, AMD, Toshiba, Ericsson, Microsoft, Nokia and Sun Microsystems among others.
HCL Infosystems has direct customer services center across 300+ locations and two ISO 9001 certified state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. With a mission to provide world-class information technology solutions and services to enable its customers to serve their customers better, HCL Infosystems is forever setting new standards of IT in the country.
About HCL Enterprise
HCL Enterprise is a leading Global Technology and IT enterprise with annual revenues of $2.2 billion. IT Products and Services contribute to revenues of over $1.1 billion. The HCL Enterprise comprises two companies listed in India, HCL Technologies & HCL Infosystems. The 29-year-old enterprise, founded in 1976, is one of India’s original IT garage start ups. Its range of offerings span Product Engineering, Technology and Application Services, BPO, Infrastructure Services, IT Hardware, Systems Integration, and distribution of technology and telecom products. The HCL team comprises of 25,000 professionals of diverse nationalities, who operate from 15 countries including 300 points of presence in India. HCL has global partnerships with several leading Fortune 1000 firms, including leading IT and Technology firms. For more information please visit www.hcl.in