Gionee Ready to Manufacture in India; Awaiting Government Clearance
Chinese handset manufacturer Gionee has announced its plan of manufacturing its devices in India, but is currently awaiting clarity on the government policy before taking the dive.
President of Gionee, William Lu said,
It depends on the (government) policy, we are ready to manufacture in India
Gionee India Head Arvind R Vohra said “It depends at what stage the (Indian) government plans to facilitate manufacturing, as far as we are concerned, we are ready at every stage.” He further added, “we have to find vendors for our produce. If the need is for an assembly line we are ready now but would rather go for deep manufacturing. IUNI will be a separate company and we are hopeful of completing the registration process by April-June 2015.”
The company plans to scale up its manufacturing units from 60 million annually to 75-80 million. The Chinese manufacturer’s latest device S 5.1 was recorded as the thinnest phone in the world by Guinness Book of World Records, although subsequent to this, thinner phones have entered the market.
Gionee may be among the first smartphone company to initiate manufacturing handsets in India itself.