Motorola to Open Manufacturing Unit in India

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According to a recent report from the Economic Times, the Lenovo-owned mobile maker Motorola is thinking on lines to manufacture phones in India.

The company is planning on this move, to make India one of the largest markets globally.

Motorola to Open Manufacturing Unit in India

Also reportedly, the company will consider both owned and third-party manufacturing and reportedly studying the "Make in India" policy of the current government.
While other smartphone manufacturers like Sony, Xiaomi and Gionee are already considering local manufacturing in India, these companies are planning to start their plans in the upcoming days.

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"We expect to soon take a call on the possibilities of India manufacturing, considering we are significantly growing sales in India and the smartphone market here holds enormous potential," said Marcus Frost, Motorola's global senior marketing director for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

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Moreover, the report said that, Motorola now has manufacturing units in China and Latin America. Further the company has a global software R&D facility in Bangalore.
India and China are the only markets where both Lenovo and Motorola brands are sold together, while the two brands are sold seperately. Motorola currently has more than 3% share of the Indian smartphone market, followed by Samsung and Micromax.

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