DataWind said that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Telangana government to set up its new manufacturing unit in the city. The MoU will allow both parties to work collaboratively and cooperatively for the purpose of developing a mobile manufacturing ecosystem in Telangana State. The new facility is expected to start production within 90 days, and it will generate 500 jobs in the first phase of its operation in the state.
“We are excited to announce the expansion of our operations in Telangana. In addition to empowering citizens with affordable technology and internet access, we are committed to the communities where we operate by generating local jobs,” Suneet Singh Tuli, President & CEO, DataWind said.
The manufacturing facility in Hyderabad is the second facility of DataWind in India after Amritsar. The new facility will have a capacity to produce 20 lakhs units of tablets and smartphones per annum and will cater to the growing demand of low cost devices in the country.
“We are glad that out of all the states, DataWind has chosen Hyderabad Government is encouraging manufacturing companies and developing manufacturing hubs in and around Hyderabad. The DataWind plant not only contribute to the economic development of the state but also helps in skilling the youth and creating enormous job opportunities in the region. Hyderabad has always promoted and encouraged corporates to establish their factories and R&D centers in the state,” KT Rama Rao, Minister of IT, Electronics and Communication said.