Samsung Electronics has officially opened the world’s largest mobile phone manufacturing plant in Noida, India.
The move forms an integral part of Samsung’s ‘Make for the World’ initiative which envisions exporting mobile handsets produced in India to overseas market.
The company, which has been manufacturing mobile phones in India since 2007, said the new 129,000 sq. metres facility will double its current capacity for mobile phones in Noida from 68 million units a year to 120 million units a year.
Mr HC Hong, CEO, Samsung India, said the phase-wise expansion – to be completed by 2020 – will help fulfil the Company’s goal of making India an export hub for the world.
“Our Noida factory, the world’s largest mobile factory, is a symbol of Samsung’s strong commitment to India, and a shining example of the success of the Government’s ‘Make in India’ programme,” Mr Hong continued.
“Samsung is a long-term partner of India. We ‘Make in India’, ‘Make for India’ and now, we will ‘Make for the World’”.
“We are aligned with Government policies and will continue to seek their support to achieve our dream of making India a global export hub for mobile phones.”
The Noida factory was set up in 1996 as one of the first global electronics manufacturing facilities to open in India.