A Month after the no. 3 mobile phone producer Xiaomi unveiled a device from it’s recently started mobile phone production branch in India, via it’s “make in India” initiative, another big gun is set to start production in the sub-continent too. Gionee products are expected to be made at Foxconn and Dixon manufacturing plants in the country. Gionee is also throwing in a hefty $50 million in the next three years as investment for it’s new venture.
Gionee’s F and P series smartphones/devices production would be handled by Foxconn facility in Andhra Pradesh at the initial stage, while other devices and smaller feature phones of the company would be manufactured at the Dixon facility in Delhi-NCR. Foxconn and Dixon manufacturing plants where devices would be made in India are expected to churn out about 1million devices every month, with production beginning in October.
The R&D team in India which handles the comapny’s software division is not left out, as Gionee clearly stated that investment will be increased to foster sustainability for target market, which of course is Indian customers.
Gionee India Country CEO & MD, Arvind Vohra said, who chipped in a few words on the development 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.”
Adding to that, Mr William Lu, President Gionee stated that, “India market is second home market to Gionee after China and the investment in India manufacturing is just another step in a line up of much more to come for the Indian market and customers.”