Apple has begun manufacturing its top-of-the range iMac DVs at a factory in Pardubice in the Czech Republic.

2,000 units are already ready to roll off the factory's production lines, says Apple. The facility covers an area of 2,000 square meters and employs 300 people.

iMacs are made in Pardubice under the management of Foxconn, which also produces entry-level iMacs in Asia. The company is an Apple contract partner and has been producing test models of the iMacs in the Czech Republic since September.

Apple will distribute iMacs from the Czech facility throughout Europe, the company said.

The factory is in an industrial zone supported by the Czech government - as is a similar facility used by Matsushita Electric, in Pilsen, also in the Czech Republic.