South Korean smartphone giant, Samsung, have opened a new manufacturing plant in Nodia, a city in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh.
The newly launched factory has been in the works since June 2017 and will be officially commissioned today by India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and South Korean President, Moon Jae-in.
For over 5 years now, Samsung has been the leading smartphone maker in India. With this newly launched factory, Samsung isn’t looking to vacate that position anytime soon or in years to come.
Thia is because the new manufacturing plant will, according to available reports, snowball Samsung’s overall production capacity by over 50 percent — the plant has a production capacity of up to 120 million mobile devices a month.
“The new unit has come up on an additional 35 acres adjacent to the current facility. It will double the production capacity of both mobile phones and refrigerators. The components will be assembled in Noida facility. There will be some labour-intensive functions, which will generate a number of jobs. Besides, the unit will also give rise to ancillary companies in the city.” as said by an unnamed company official.
This new plant joins 5 other research and development (R&D) centres and one other manufacturing plant (located in Tamil Nadu) which Samsung has in India — all of which employ over 70,000 people.