smartphones emerge as bright spot for indian manufacturing
Manufacturer Lava is a small role in India\'s booming mobile communications industry, but it has become a poster child for Prime Minister Modi\'s ambitious efforts to make India a global e-manufacturing hub.
Just a few years ago, Lava imported cheap mobile phones from China.
Now, it has built its own equipment in two factories in the suburbs of New Delhi, employing about 3,500 people, and the expansion plan is in progress.
Prime Minister Modi\'s pledge to create tens of millions of new jobs has been hampered in many ways, but domestic smartphone production has become a highlight of Asia\'s third-largest smartphone --The largest economy
With local companies such as Lava, global smartphone giants including Samsung, Oppo and Xiaomi are expanding rapidly in India, pushing contract manufacturers such as Foxconn to accelerate their development while introducing parts suppliers.
According to the Indian Association for mobile phones and electronics, over 120 new manufacturing units have created about 450,000 jobs in the mobile phone industry over the past four years, this is mainly due to the \"Made in India\" campaign and a phased plan for imposing strict tariffs on imported equipment and parts.
This growth has made India the second largest in the world.
With trade tensions and rising costs, China\'s largest handset maker has positioned it as further growth
Leading electronics manufacturing industry.
\"India has the opportunity to be a major player in the global supply chain as our domestic economy is very strong,\" Vikas Agarwal, head of India for China\'s smartphone maker OnePlus, told Reuters.
The country still needs to encourage high production.
Agarwal added, \"but at least we have a very good start.
\"The rise of Indian industry is particularly evident in Noida, a lava base.
Noida used to be a suburb of technology outsourcing companies, and now there are a lot of companies that produce everything from headphones and Chargers to high-tech products. Terminal smart phone
Sanjeev Agarwal, manufacturing director at Lava, said local production helps reduce costs and build high
Quality equipment for less than $150 (roughly Rs. 11,000).
Agarwal said most of the company\'s product designs are still being completed in China, but the company plans to bring the work to India in the coming years.
Local presence allows faster innovation and lower tariffs, he saidfree costs.
Lava has some big neighbors in Noida.
Samsung has opened the world\'s largest mobile phone factory this year.
The South Korean giant said last year it would spend rupees. 49. 2 billion($672. 45 million)
Expand the capacity of the factory within three years.
Not far from Samsung\'s factory, China\'s Oppo, one of India\'s top smartphone manufacturers, is also building a huge factory.
It is expected to open soon.
In addition to China\'s Modi
The so-called Phased Manufacturing program, launched in 2016, aims to leverage India\'s huge domestic smartphone market to boost local production.
India has more than one billion wireless users, 0. 38 billion of whom do not yet have a smartphone.
The manufacturing plan includes not only import taxes on mobile phones, but also accessories such as mobile phone chargers, batteries and headphones, as well as pre-
Assemble the printed circuit board.
Xiaomi competes with Samsung in the Indian smartphone market, and many of its phones use Foxconn\'s factories in southern India, with a total of six factories producing its equipment.
Equally important, Xiaomi said this year it wants its parts suppliers to open stores in India as well, a move that could generate up to $2 in revenue.
5 billion of the investment has created up to 50,000 jobs.
Xiaomi supplier hollitech Technology has promised to invest about $0. 2 billion in India and plans to start production in early 2019.
Muralikrishnan B, Xiaomi India\'s chief operating officer, said in an email that it will manufacture components such as cameras, touch screen modules and fingerprint sensors.
Local industry officials say India\'s biggest gain is to be a complete one.
China is a mature alternative to manufacturing centers.
A manufacturing source said more and more companies are aware of the need for \"China plus one strategy \".
In China, \"there are risks to Trump and there are other risks --
\"Currency risk, overall wage appreciation risk, etc. , declined to be named due to the sensitivity of the matter,\" the source said . \".
\"Today is trade --
\"The tariff war, tomorrow could be another natural disaster,\" the source added . \".
\"The problem is --
Samsung said it plans to use its Noida plant as a center of mouth, but it is unclear whether other manufacturers will follow suit.
Become a truly global high-tech center
India still needs a more stable mobile phone manufacturing business.
A friendly policy system of a country known for its weight
Industry executives say a sudden shift in regulation and industrial strategy.
Tarun Pathak, deputy director of technical researcher Counterpoint, said China also needs better labor training.
Import tax Kicks-
We started the local council, but now we need to go beyond our duties . \"
Xiaomi\'s Muralikrishnan said bringing the entire electronics manufacturing ecosystem to India would be a huge challenge.
He added: \"building expertise in the manufacture of high and new technologies
The local terminal design flagship will also be a big step in the local industry.
\"Apple, for example, assembled two low
Through the cost model of tecronin, a technical center in southern Bangladesh.
But because of the high domestic demand for it
The company has resisted pressure from the government to shift more work from China.