Gionee revealed its “Make in India” plans in July and today, the company struck a deal with Foxconn and Dixon Technologies to manufacture its devices in India.
As a repercussion of today’s deal, Gionee will start assembling its smartphones in India by mid-October. Following the collaboration, Foxconn will be assembling Gionee’s F series and P series smartphones at its Sri City plant located in Tamil Nadu. On the other hand, Dixon Technologies will be manufacturing both feature and smartphones for Gionee at its plant based in Noida. To sum it all, both the manufacturers will initiate the first production from October, and both of them are capable of producing more than 1.2 million handsets each month.
Commenting on the deal, Arvind.R.Vohra, Country CEO & MD, Gionee India said,“Make in India as an initiative gives an opportunity to not only take Gionee as brand ahead but also to be actively able to participate in the growth of our economy through various touch points. We are happy to have partnered with the best in business including Foxconn and Dixon and sure that this step will prove to be instrumental in the brands future.”
Moreover, Gionee will also be investing around 50 million USD in India in a course of next three years. Not only this, but the company will also be increasing its investment in its R&D department in India. The R&D team will be working on enhancing Gionee’s in-house Amigo UI, to provide Indian users with better interface experience.
The “Make in India” campaign has seen a marked growth with many manufacturers coming up with substantial proposals. Last week, Sony also joined the bandwagon by announcing the assembling of Xperia phones in India. Interestingly, Sony is also rumored to be collaborating with Foxconn to take the planning forward. Presently, Foxconn is manufacturing handsets for Xiaomi, at its Sri City plant in Tamil Nadu. Other manufacturers like Lenovo and Motorola had also started manufacturing their smartphones in India since August.
Also, other manufacturers such as Vivo, Karbonn, LG, Motorola, Asus, Micromax, Celkon, HTC, and Microsoft have also announced their plans to start manufacturing their devices in India.