Published on : Jan 22, 2015
Maxx Mobilink, Indian smartphone manufacturer intends to start making mobile handsets at its Haridwar plant. This plan will only materialize after the manufacturer has assembled devices starting April at its factory where it presently makes charger, batteries, and other such accessories. The mobile manufacturer’s plan is in accordance with Prime Minister’s appeal to the nation to “make in India” and cut down the dependency on imports of gadgets.
Ajjay Agarwal, Maxx Mobilink chairman and managing director stated, the company will manufacture both, smartphones and feature phones at the unit, along with setting up a research and development facility to encourage further manufacturing.
Lava, who holds the position of the third biggest manufacturing vendor of mobile phones also plans to start production in India. The company announced that it will begin assembling units at the Noida factory from April. Lava also plans to buy Nokia’s plant in Chennai and set up a factory in the coming three years, whose cost is estimated at INR500 crore.
Maxx has announced that it will invest INR6 crore to set up its research and development unit to give a momentum to testing of devices and software innovation. The software innovation will include user interface (UI), language packs, and other utility-based applications. However, Maxx will be able to save up on machinery as it already has the required equipment which shall suffice the initial phase.
Ajjay Agarwal further added that Maxx will import Printed Circuit Board Assembly from China. The remainder parts of the mobile devices will be made here in India, which is inclusive of its body and battery.