Oct 25, 2005

Seagate Wuxi Celebrates 10th - Anniversary

Nearly 10,000 employees of Seagate Technology International (Wuxi) Co. Ltd helped commemorate the 10th anniversary of Seagate's Wuxi operations during a two-day celebration at the Wuxi Nes Sports Complex.

Jim Chirico, senior vice president and general manager of Seagate Global Disc Drive Operations, noted how far the Wuxi operation has come over the past decade. Today, the Wuxi operation is Seagate's largest disc drive manufacturing facility, producing nearly one million hard drives a week for a wide range of personal computer and consumer electronics products.

"China is the world's fastest-growing technology market, and Seagate has had a significant presence in this strategic part of the world for a decade now," Chirico said. "We've had tremendous support from our employees and from the government during that time. This event is a time to recognize and celebrate our employees' hard work and dedication."

"Our team in Wuxi has played a key role in helping Seagate achieve its position as the world's leading disc drive company," Chirico added. "I'm confident that their energy and commitment to success will continue to drive Seagate forward for many more years to come."

Chirico and executives from other Seagate locations were on hand to help celebrate the Wuxi operation's 10-year milestone event. Among the dignitaries who attended the celebration was Gong Peixing, executive vice mayor of Wuxi Municipality.

Chong Kian Fatt, vice president and managing director of Seagate China Operations added that, "the success of Seagate is in our ability to constantly adapt ourselves and continue driving the leading edge of a rapidly evolving storage market. Our Wuxi operations and our valued employees here exemplify this philosophy, helping to transform a simple manufacturing assembly into a world-class integrated manufacturing operation."

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