India’s Make in India campaign has been a huge success with a range of manufacturing companies either intending to or have already set up plants and factories in the country. Technology giants are no far behind with Huawei being the latest to join the bandwagon.
According to Huawei, it has joined hands with sketch-to-scale solutions provider Flex to produce one of the Honor smartphones in India. According to the deal, the Flex plant in Chennai will manufacture the smartphone and by the end of 2017, the plant will have a production capacity of three million units annually.
“As India is set to become the second largest smartphone market, our government would like to invite even more businesses to come and manufacture in the country,” said Information Technology and Electronics Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad at an event.
The company will strengthen its hold by opening over 200 service centres including its 30 exculsive centres across the country. Huawei Consumer Business Group will also expand its distribution network by partnering with more than 50,000 retail outlets by the end of this year.
Prasad further believed that given India’s growing smatphone landscape, such initiatives by market leaders in the technology sector will help boosting the country’s local manufacturing in the country, which is a commitment that the collaborating Flex Telecom company hoped was re-affirmed by the alliance.
“Our alliance with Huawei in India is a testament of our commitment towards boosting local manufacturing,” added Jeff Reece, Head of Flex Telecom segment.
Meanwhile Huawei India, that has been expanding its footprint in the market with a renewed focus on two brands- Huawei and Honour- was convinced about the company’s growth potential and future in India, adding that it was eager to look for more opportunities for market expansion.