Tech main Lenovo on Thursday mentioned it’s considerably ramping up its native manufacturing capabilities in India throughout product classes like PCs, notebooks and smartphones to fulfill the growing buyer demand. Whereas the corporate didn’t disclose the funding being made, Lenovo mentioned it’s increasing in India throughout all enterprise traces, together with PC and good gadgets, good telephones, infrastructure options, and particularly within the newly established companies and options group.
Lenovo has expanded its in-house PC manufacturing plant in Puducherry to incorporate a 3rd manufacturing line, whereas it has began native manufacturing of its pill computer systems in partnership with Wingtech Know-how in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. As well as, smartphones for Motorola (a Lenovo group firm) are actually domestically manufactured in partnership with Dixon Applied sciences at Noida, Uttar Pradesh, a press release mentioned. “These initiatives strengthen Lenovo’s dedication to the federal government’s imaginative and prescient of ‘AtmaNirbhar Bharat’. Additionally they type a part of Lenovo’s international manufacturing and provide chain technique that serves clients in 180 markets from 30-plus manufacturing websites all over the world together with Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, Hungary, India, Japan, Mexico, and the US,” it added.
Based on IDC, the overall PC market measurement in India is anticipated to rise to greater than 15 million items by 2022, in comparison with 10 million items in 2020. Whole income for all Lenovo Group companies in India was roughly USD 462 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2021, representing year-on-year progress of 31.3 %. The Tirupati facility now produces a broad vary of Lenovo tablets that meet the wants of shoppers, educators, and college students, in addition to these for specialised capabilities resembling retail, manufacturing, and healthcare, the assertion mentioned.
The Lenovo Puducherry plant, which has been operational since 1999, had beforehand been expanded to incorporate Lenovo’s common IdeaPad pocket book computer systems from its shopper portfolio. Now, with the addition of a 3rd manufacturing line, the power has begun manufacturing merchandise throughout Lenovo’s full shopper and business vary, together with desktops, notebooks, and workstations, the assertion mentioned.
This represents a 100 per cent capability enhance over the earlier yr, it added. “Lenovo has invested considerably in automating and digitizing the power, to make sure an environment friendly, seamless manufacturing course of. There’s additionally a standard testing space for all merchandise and customary packaging traces. With this enlargement, each product will now have its personal configuration and take a look at methodology,” it mentioned. Motorola, a Lenovo group firm, was one of many first corporations to decide to the PLI (Manufacturing Linked Incentive) program launched by the federal government of India. It has partnered with Dixon to fabricate practically 100 per cent of its smartphones for patrons in India and has additionally begun exporting to chose close by markets.
To help these native manufacturing initiatives, Lenovo has additionally invested in employment and ability constructing, and greater than 1,500 direct and oblique staff work throughout these three manufacturing crops at present. “In step with our honest dedication to fabricate domestically, the enlargement of our manufacturing capabilities in India will assist us provide revolutionary gadgets of highest high quality, produced right here and quickly dropped at market,” Shailendra Katyal, Managing Director at Lenovo India, mentioned.
He added that with its operations, the corporate goals to generate employment and ability constructing alternatives, and to carry its superior, sustainable manufacturing applied sciences to India.
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