Celkon to Manufacture 2 Lakh Mobile Phones/Month in Telangana


R to L – KT Rama Rao, minister for IT, govt of Telangana; Murali Retineni, executive director, Celkon; and Y Guru, CMD Celkon holding the Made in India Celkon Phones

Celkon today launched its mobile phone manufacturing facility in Medchal located adjacent to the Medchal Industrial Estate, Telangana where plans are to manufacture 2 lakh mobile phones per month.

The ISO certified manufacturing unit is 30,000 square feet in area and is ready to start production from Day 1, making Celkon the first brand to start operations in the state. The unit will start with 4 production lines which will deliver a production capacity of 2 lakh units per month.

The production lines will be increased to 12 and the production is expected to touch 5 lakhs per month in the next quarter. Additionally, the facility will have 10,000 square feet warehouse for raw materials and 5,000 square feet warehouse for finished products.

Around 60 percent of the mobile phones manufactured in the facility will comprise of feature phones and the rest will be smartphones.

Minister for IT and pachayat raj, Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao (KTR) inaugurated the unit along with Y Guru, CMD, Celkon Mobiles and Murali Retineni, executive director, Celkon Mobiles. The move coincides with the government of India’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.

Commenting during the inauguration of the unit Y Guru, chairman and managing director, Celkon Mobiles said, “We are elated to be amongst the first few smartphone players starting our manufacturing operations in India. We envision the country to become a hub for manufacturing cutting edge devices and have been actively pursuing the cause for the last few years.”

“Being a part of the central government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, we feel that our manufacturing operations in India are beginning on a high note. This also comes in at a time when India is poised to become the largest consumer base for mobile phones and we are all set to bring-in the new phase of growth at Celkon,” added Guru.

Celkon’s new manufacturing unit will employ 500 people consisting of trained and skilled technicians. Moreover the facility will result into significant cost and quality benefit for consumers.

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