Manufacturing and Supply
Our manufacturing and distribution facilities are located around the world. The company’s largest manufacturing site is in Webster, NY, where we produce fusers, photoreceptors, Xerox iGen and Nuvera® systems, components, consumables and other products. We also have an EA Toner plant located in Webster. Our other primary manufacturing operations are located in: Dundalk, Ireland, for our High-end production products and consumables; and Wilsonville, OR, for solid ink products, consumable supplies and components for our Mid-range and Entry products. We also have a facility in Venray, Netherlands, which handles supplies manufacturing and supply chain management for the Eastern Hemisphere.
Our master supply agreement with Flextronics, a global electronics manufacturing services company, to outsource portions of manufacturing for our Mid-range and Entry businesses, continues through 2014. We also acquire products from various third parties in order to increase the breadth of our product portfolio and meet channel requirements.
We have arrangements with Fuji Xerox under which we purchase
and sell products, some of which are the result of mutual research
and development agreements. In March 2011, we were impacted
by the natural disaster in Japan, when demand exceeded availability of certain products and supplies sourced from Fuji Xerox. Additionally, incremental logistics and freight costs were incurred as a result of alternate sourcing for components and materials. Supply and demand dynamics returned to normal by the end of 2011. Refer to Note 7 – Investments in Affiliates, at Equity in the Consolidated Financial Statements in our 2011 Annual Report for additional information regarding our relationship with Fuji Xerox.