Dell Inc., the world's second largest personal computer maker, has rolled out its first desktop computer from its new plant at Sriperumbudur near Chennai this week, thereby making India the third country in Asia Pacific, after China and Malaysia, to manufacture its range of desktop computers and notebooks outside of the US.

The plant has been set up on 50 acres of land spanning 110,000 sq. ft. with space to expand further as the company grows.

After formally selecting the Chennai site in September 2006, Dell commenced work on the project three months later.

Sriperumbudur is the company's third manufacturing location in its Asia-Pacific and Japan region joining Penang, Malaysia, and Xiamen, China, and is part of Dell's global network of manufacturing facilities.