Our manufacturing and distribution facilities are located around the world. The company’s largest manufacturing site is in Webster, New York, where we produce fusers, photoreceptors, Xerox iGen and Nuvera® systems, components, consumables and other products, and we 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, Oregon, for solid ink products, consumable supplies and components for our Mid-range and Entry products. We also have a major 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 into 2011.
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. Refer to Note 7 – Investments in Affiliates, at Equity in the Consolidated Financial Statements in our 2010 Annual Report for additional information regarding our relationship with Fuji Xerox.
Services Global Production Model
We believe our global services production model is one of our key competitive advantages. This model encompasses employees in production centers around the world including India, Mexico, the Philippines, Jamaica, Ghana, Brazil, Guatemala, Chile, Argentina, Spain, Poland and Ireland, among others. Our global production model is enabled by the use of proprietary technology, which allows us to securely distribute client transactions within data privacy limits across a global workforce. This global production model allows us to leverage lower-cost production locations, consistent methodology and processes, and time zone advantages.