Samsung today opened its new mobile phone manufacturing facility – The World’s Largest Mobile Factory – in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India. It also launched its ‘Make for the World’ initiative that aims to export mobile handsets produced in India, to overseas markets. With this new facility, Samsung will double its current capacity for mobile phones in Noida from 68 million units a year to 120 million units a year, in a phase-wise expansion that will be completed by 2020.
The Honourable Prime Minister of India, Shri @narendramodi, and the Honourable President of the Republic of Korea, @moonriver365, jointly inaugurating the Samsung India’s new production unit at Noida – The World’s Largest Mobile Factory! #MakeForTheWorld #MakeForIndia pic.twitter.com/71MKTJQSWT
— Samsung India (@Samsung_IN) July 9, 2018
Back in June last year Samsung announced an investment of Rs. 4,915 crore to add new capacity at the Noida plant, under the Uttar Pradesh government’s Mega Policy.
The manufacturing plant, spread over 129,000 sq. metres, will help the company meet the growing demand for its innovative products and services across the country and also fulfil the company’s goal of making India an export hub for the world. Samsung said that 30% of the production from the unit will be exported.
All Samsung mobile phones, including the flagship Galaxy S9, S9+ and Galaxy Note8, are made at the Noida plant. The company already has two factories in Noida and Sriperumbudur, near Chennai, five R&D centers and one design center. These are supported by a strong network of over 1.5 lakh retail outlets and 3,000 customer service points, the largest by any company in the country.
HC Hong, Chief Executive Officer, Samsung India, said, said:
Our Noida factory, the world’s largest mobile factory, is a symbol of Samsung’s strong commitment to India, and a shining example of the success of the Government’s ‘Make in India’ programme. Samsung is a long-term partner of India. We ‘Make in India’, ‘Make for India’ and now, we will ‘Make for the World’. We are aligned with Government policies and will continue to seek their support to achieve our dream of making India a global export hub for mobile phones.