Hypertec jumps into PC manufacturing
- 21 February, 1996 14:20
Australian manufacturer of PC enhancement technology products Hypertec has a new line of PCs for sale. They are being assembled here in Australia, and will carry the Hypertec brand name. The company has been close-lipped with the press, but all is to be revealed at a press conference in Sydney on Wednesday, Feb 21st.
Sources close to Hypertec said the new range would start with desktop Pentium PCs aimed at the second-tier COGO (corporate and government) PC buyer. They will not have any radically different design features, but are expected to offer Hypertec resellers a competitive product at good profit margins. The new machines will only be sold through the channel.
Hypertec is well established as a developer and exporter of information technology hardware, and observers believe these new PCs might also be exported, or manufactured under licence overseas. The company already does more than half of its business offshore.
The new machines will be assembled at Hypertec's new assembly facility in North Ryde, next door to Acer and just down the road from Total Peripherals. One Hypertec reseller said the new machines would succeed because Hypertec produces the best quality, has an excellent management team, and has the financial ability to back the new products.