Datawind to Open Two New Manufacturing Units in India
Published By : 17 Aug 2015 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
Leading low cost mobile-manufacturer Datawind is all set to add two more manufacturing facilities in India within the next six months. The decision is taken to meet the local requirements since the company gas stopped importing finished goods from China.
Speaking about the company’s latest decision, Suneet Singh Tuli told to PTI that the new schemes and taxes introduced in India under the “Make in India” initiative are favorable for mobile device companies, and Datawind is no exception to the same. The company therefore, is planning to add two new units in the country, since they have stopped importing products from China.
Datawind already has an assembly facility in Amritsar and a manufacturing unit for producing touch panels. Amid debate on net neutrality, Datawind has already collaborated with Reliance Communications to offer a year of free access to websites through its browser called UbiSurfer. Singh has defended the company’s decision by saying that UbiSurfer is perfectly net neutral and does not discriminate among websites.
Singh also revealed that the company under the scheme has already manufactured and shipped over one lakh internet enabled smartphones and tablets from its facility that was opened in Amritsar only the last month.
Datawind, which is already listed in the Toronto Stock Exchange however did not divulge its investments, but said that the company is busy evaluating the prospects of opening a captive plant or the viability of manufacturing mobile phone devices through contract manufacturers.
However, Singh did mention that the company has already decided to open facilities in the South and East of the country to ensure quick supply in the regions.
Expressing the company’s stand on Yuan devaluation, Singh said that Datawind is not seeing an immediate impact on the product pricing since the company still has adequate inventory.