Taking its Make in India announcement ahead, Gionee India today announced its association with world's leading manufacturer Foxconn and Dixon to begin India production.
Gionee will be investing USD 50 million in the next three years on manufacturing in India. Gionee's Make In India will happen at the facilities of Dixon Technologies and Foxconn which are based at Delhi-NCR and Andhra Pradesh respectively.
Foxconn will start this association by manufacturing F Series and P Series phones from the existing Gionee Portfolio while Dixon will be making feature phones and other smartphones for Gionee in India.
Both the EMS partners will start the production in the month of October and they have a capacity of more than 1.2 Million handset per month between them.
Gionee will also increase the investment in R&D team in India which will work on the software to give better consumer experience. This team will work on the Gionee UI, Amigo to make it much more customised for Indian Consumers.
Speaking on the announcement Arvind.R.Vohra, Country CEO & MD, Gionee India said "Make in India as an initiative gives an opportunity to not only take Gionee as brand ahead but also to be actively able to participate in the growth of our economy through various touch points."
He further added, " We are happy to have partnered with the best in business including Foxconn and Dixon and sure that this step will prove to be instrumental in the brands future."
William Lu, President Gionee added "India market is second home market to Gionee after China and the investment in India manufacturing is just another step in a line up of much more to come for the Indian market and customers"