In an official statement released today, Lenovo chairman, Liu Chuanzhi, has said that he fully expects the company to surpass Dell as the second biggest seller of PCs in the world by the end of the year.


Chuanzhi says that, based on the company’s internal metrics, combined with remarkable momentum in the market, Lenovo fully believes that it will continue to outgrow the market, outpace the competition and quickly become the second-biggest PC company by marketshare in the world.


Lenovo has been the fastest growing PC manufacturer for seven consecutive quarters and in Q1 of this year hit a record high for both market share (12.2%) and unit sales (over 10-million) worldwide. The company subsequently climbed to Number 3 in worldwide PC share.


“Lenovo has tremendous momentum in the market,” says Lenovo CEO Yuanqing Yang. “We continue to not only outgrow the market, but also significantly outpace our competitors. With our own rapid growth, combined with the successful execution of our joint venture in Japan with NEC and our acquisition of Medion in Germany, we fully expect to be Number 2 in worldwide PCs this year.


“PCs continue to be a very strong core business for us,” Yang says. “Even as we invest in new areas like tablets and mobile Internet, we see great opportunity in PCs around the world. We are committed to the PC space for the long-term and expect it to continue to fuel profitable, balanced global growth for Lenovo.”