Gionee To Invest $50 Mn in India Manufacturing; Ropes Dixon and Foxconn


Arvind R Vohra, country CEO & MD, Gionee India with William Lu, president, Gionee

Gionee is planning to invest $50 million in the next three years for mobile manufacturing in India.

Taking its Make in India announcement ahead, Gionee India today announced its association with world’s leading manufacturer Foxconn and Dixon to begin India production. Gionee’s Make In India will happen at the facilities of Dixon Technologies and Foxconn which are based at Delhi-NCR and Andhra Pradesh respectively.

Foxconn will start manufacturing F Series and P Series phones from the existing portfolio while Dixon will be making feature phones and other smartphones in India. Both the EMS partners will start the production in the month of October and they will each have a capacity of more than 1.2 million handset per month.

The company will also increase its R&D investment in India which will work on better user experience. This team will work on the UI, Amigo to make it much more customized for Indian consumers.

Speaking on the announcement 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 India economy through various touch points. We are happy to have partnered with the best in business including Foxconn and Dixon and we are sure that this step will prove to be instrumental in the brands future.”

William Lu, president, Gionee said, “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.”

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