As the whole Make in India initiative really takes off, one of the premier assemblers of smartphones globally, Foxconn is set to open more plants in India in the next six months or so. Foxconn has already tied up with the likes of Gionee, OnePlus and Xiaomi to assemble their devices here in India in their units currently located in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. With the new units up and coming, you would assume that more players will join the wagon in India and more models will come with the Make in India initiative than the limited series that is available right now.
The news was confirmed by Foxconn India Country head and MD Josh Foulger who told PTI, “We are looking at expanding our presence to a few more states in the next few months, probably a couple of quarters”. He added, “Chairman (Terry Gou) has made a commitment to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to strengthen Make in India. Within six months of that commitment, our facilities have been in place and we are now employing about 6,000 people. Investment is no constraint”.
With over 30 assembly facilities already functional in China, it is obvious that India is the next big market of interest for Foxconn, who are now aiming for a pan India presence.