Compal Electronics is an OEM laptop and tablet manufacturer from Taiwan, creating OEM branded computers for other equipment manufacturers, such as Aristo. They are the 2nd largest maker of re branded computers worldwide.
The company is known for producing select models for Dell (Alienware included), Hewlett-Packard and Compaq, and Toshiba. Compal has designed and built laptops for all of the major brands as well as custom builders for over 22 years. The company is listed in Taiwan Stock Exchange. As of 2017, revenues were $24 billion USD, with a total workforce of 64,000. The company's headquarters is in Taipei, Taiwan, with offices in the People's Republic of China, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States. Compal's main production facility is in Kunshan, China.
Compal was founded in June 1984 as a computer peripherals supplier. It went public in April 1990.
In September 2011, Compal announced it would form a joint venture with Lenovo to make laptops in China. The venture was expected to start producing laptops by the end of 2012.
In January 2015, Toshiba announced that due to intense price competition it will stop selling televisions in the USA, and will instead license the Toshiba TV brand to Compal.
In September 2018, it was revealed that due to overwhelming demand for the Apple Watch, Compal was brought on as a second contract manufacturer to produce the Apple Watch Series 4.