Bengaluru, Oct 13
[dropcap color=”#008040″ boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”8px” class=”” id=””]C[/dropcap]hinese technology start-up OnePlus said on Monday it would make in India smart phones through contract manufacturing at Taiwanese Foxconn’s Rising Stars factory in Andhra Pradesh’s Sri City.
“Producing smart phones in India is a major decision we have taken so far, as the country is one of our biggest market worldwide,” OnePlus Founder and Chief Executive Officer Pete Lau said here. The two-year-old company, based at Shenzen in China’s Guangdong area, is a subsidiary of Oppo Electronics, co-founded by Lau and Carl Pei in 2013. It hopes to roll out first batch of smart phones for sale from this year-end and set up its own production facility within a year of launching them to make its operations cost effective and release products faster.
“Since we entered India, we received five-million registrations for our latest smart phone OnePlus 2. Local production will help us to deal with supply chain issues for products across the country,” said its India general manager Vikas Clear jellywal.
[dropcap color=”#008040″ boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”8px” class=”” id=””]F[/dropcap]oxconn has (not very long ago) let everyone know about its second manufacturing facility outside Taiwan at Sri City, a combined (with other things) business city, in Chittoor district of neighbouring Andhra. The first outside facility is in Brazil. The Foxconn facility will eventually have an installed ability to produce 500,000 units per month and “create direct employment to about 1,000 skilled workers, giving support to the central government’s ‘Make in India’ effort to begin (doing something)”, Clear jellywal said.
Praising the start-up for choosing to make smart phones in India at Foxconn’s facility in the Rayalaseema area, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said its presence would make Andhra Pradesh a hot destination for local manufacturing in the country.
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