Samsung planning to invest ₹5 billion in India to boost mobile production capacity
Samsung is planning to infuse as much as ₹5 billion in a bid to boost mobile production capacity of its plants in India, the Press Trust of India has reported.
The fresh round of investment is seemingly a step towards coping up with the increase in demands of Samsung feature phones and smartphones in the sub-continent. The limits under foreign direct investment policy has been a hurdle to many companies but, these caps will probably be shown the door sometime soon allowing companies like Samsung to dump lots of cash into the Indian economy without requiring any local ally.
There are reports that Samsung has already approach the Indian government to make use of the incentives it announced earlier (to do with FDI) and Department of Telecom has reportedly approved Samsung’s investment plan.
Back in later part of 2011 Samsung invested over ₹4 billion in its phone manufacturing plants in Noida, Uttar Pradesh thereby tripling the annual production capacity from 12 million handsets to 36 million. Samsung uses its Noida plant to manufacture some latest handsets including the Galaxy S3 and plans to manufacture the Galaxy S4 as well.
Samsung’s plans of investing more in its manufacturing plants have a strong reason – vendors like HTC, ZTE alongside local vendors like Micromax, Karbonn and Spice pressing hard to sell gain as much market share as possible. With local manufacturing capacity increasing Samsung will not only be able to meet the local demands but, will also be able to supply to other countries with high demands.