Micromax is planning to set up a mobile handset manufacturing facility in Hyderabad. The homegrown smartphone maker will investment Rs 400 crore to Rs 500 crore, as per a Telangana government official.
The manufacturing unit will come up with a mobile manufacturing hub, proposed to be developed in Electronic Manufacturing Cluster (EMC). This EMC will be set up in Maheswaram in Ranga Reddy district near Hyderabad. State Information Technology, Electronics and Communication Secretary Jayesh Ranjan said that the hub will come up in 1,000 acres of land available in EMC which is expected to generate 1.5 lakh to 2 lakh jobs. Last year, Micromax started manufacturing handsets in its Uttarkhand facility.
Cellkon, another homegrown smartphone maker is also gearing up to launch its manufacturing facility in Medchal near Hyderabad where it will begin with four production lines. Meanwhile, Karbonn has also announced its plan to set up its own manufacturing unit in Hyderabad with an investment of ₹450 crore that can produce two million phones a month.
Many other smartphone makers are turning to India to manufacture phones. In April it was announced that Asus will set up a production unit in the country. Last month, Motorola also announced its plans to manufacture phones in India and will consider both company owned and third party manufacturing. Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is already in the process of erecting a R&D unit in India owing to the success of its Mi brand budget smartphones. Finally, Microsoft is also joining the league of smartphone makers and thinking about manufacturing handsets in India.