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HP buys its own delivery room



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HP buys its own delivery room


San Francisco (USA) – For 1.7 million dollars Hewlett-Packard, a historical company from Silicon Valley, bought the garage where it was born in the 1930s.

Here, at 367 Addison Avenue in Palo Alto, in the heart of today’s Silicon Valley, Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard gave birth to a company that today ranks among the heavyweights of the entire ICT industry.

The “legend” tells that the first instruments to be housed in the mythical “cradle” of HP were a screwdriver, a file cabinet, a compressor. But by 1940 Hewlett and Packard had managed to rent a part of a small building near the garage, to hire the first collaborators and to start making tools.

In 1987, the garage was recognized as an Official Historic Landmark of the State of California as the birthplace of HP and Silicon Valley. The garage had long featured in some HP advertising campaigns. Hence, obviously, the decision to buy it.