Make in India: Huawei to Manufacture Smartphones in India
Huawei announced Friday it will start manufacturing of smartphones in India in collaboration with leading sketch-to-scale solutions provider, Flex, in October.
India’s technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad made the announcement at Huawei’s ‘Make in India’ inauguration ceremony in the Indian capital, New Delhi.
Starting from first week of October 2016, the Flex manufacturing plant in Chennai will manufacture one of the Honor smartphones models.
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The plant will have the capacity to make three million units by the end of 2017. In addition, Huawei will be strengthening its after-sales services in India with over 200 service centers, including more than 30 exclusive Huawei service centers in India.
Huawei Consumer Business Group will also expand its distribution network by partnering with more than 50,000 retail outlets by the end of 2016.
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This retail network will add to the existing 350+ distributors in India to create a nationwide distribution system.
Huawei’s latest manufacturing initiative comes in response to Government of India’s ‘Make in India’ project.
The smartphone manufacturing announcement is another business venture in Huawei’s 16-year journey in India which includes an R&D Center and the recently inaugurated Global Service Center in Bengaluru.