Lenovo and Motorola have just announced that they will start the local manufacturing of smartphones in Sriperambudur, Chennai. Both, Lenovo and Motorola will generate a capacity of 6 million units.
Chen Xudong, President MBG Group, Lenovo and Chairman Motorola Mobility Operating Board, said “Lenovo is not new to manufacturing in India. We recognized the potential of India and we invested in PC manufacturing several years ago. Lenovo’s investment in the new manufacturing plant represents the potential we see in the Indian market and our long term commitment to our customers. In the past ten years, our brand has grown manifold in India. We are excited to expand our presence and tap into India’s competent talent pool that will enable us to develop cutting-edge products for our customers across the world.”
The campus will house 1,500 workers for manufacturing lines, quality assurance, product testing, etc. Both the companies will have separate manufacturing lines at the same facility. The Lenovo and Motorola brands have returned to manufacture in India to support the ‘Make in India’ initiative. Both the companies have started integrating the manufacturing and supply chain operations.
Let’s see, how well this will work for both of them in the near future. Hopefully the prices of the smartphones will come down further after this move.