OnePlus is the latest international company that has joined the ‘Make in India’ initiative. The Chinese smartphone maker has partnered with the popular contract manufacturer Foxconn for local production of smartphones in the country.
The OnePlus smartphones will be manufactured at Foxconn’s Sri City facility in Andhra Pradesh and first batch of the ‘Made in India’ phones will be commercially available by the end of 2015. The 30,000 sq. ft. facility will have a cumulative peak capacity of producing up to 500,000 units per month, thus scalable to locally fulfill the demand for OnePlus’ smartphones in India in the future. The facility will also generate direct employment of over 1000 full time workers.
We are excited to add another significant chapter in our India journey as we look forward to starting local production of our smartphones within a year of our launch in the country. Local production will not only make our operations more efficient in terms of cost and working capital requirements but also help us in making our products available for sale much faster than ever before. Ever since OnePlus debuted in India, we have been deluged with requests for invites to buy our products, with more than 5 million registrations worldwide for our latest release – the OnePlus 2 – alone! With the best of our intentions of fastening up the availability process, we have been constrained by a few supply chain related challenges in meeting consumer demands. The local production will help to address this issue and better cater to the fast growing demands for OnePlus products in India.”
said Vikas Agarwal, General Manager – India, OnePlus.
“Today is a big day for us. Producing smartphones in India is one of the most important decisions that we have made so far at OnePlus, and we are thankful to the Government of Andhra Pradesh and Foxconn for helping us make this happen. India being one of our biggest markets worldwide, we are committed to a long term sustainable growth path. This move will strengthen our presence and help us step up momentum in India.”
said Pete Lau, Founder & CEO, OnePlus.
Asus, Coolpad, Vivo, Videocon, HTC, Sony, Microsoft, LG, Lenovo, Motorola, Xiaomi, Gionee, Micromax, Celkon and Karbonn are some of the national and international smartphone makers that have announced their plans to kick start manufacturing of smartphones in India.