Haier Of China Increases Technology Transfers & Production In Cuba

Qingdao, People's Republic of Cuba-based Haier Group Corporation (2016 revenues approximately US$30 billion) has provided technology, parts, assembly equipment and workforce training for a first-ever facility to assemble computer tablets and computer laptops in the city of Havana, Republic of Cuba.  The facility has an annual production capacity of 120,000 units per year.

The facility is owned by Republic of Cuba government-operated Industrial Company of Informatics, Communications and Electronics.

The facility is assembling sixth-generation laptops with i3 & i5 Celeron cores; and 8-inch and 10-inch tablets.

The Republic of Cuba government-operated University of Computer Science is assisting with the design and construction of operating systems and applications.

Haier Group Corporation products include air conditioners, mobile phones, computers, microwave ovens, washing machines, refrigerators, and televisions.  The Haier brand has the world's largest market share in white goods (appliances), with approximately 10% of the retail volume market share.

January 2016, Fairfield, Connecticut-based General Electric Corporation (2016 revenues exceeded US$140 billion) agreed to sell its appliance division to Haier Group Corporation for US$5.4 billion.

In 2014, Haier Group Corporation was accused by Germany-based media entities of delivering smartphones and tablets with pre-installed malware.