OnePlus today announced that along with Foxconn it will be manufacturing Smartphones in India.
Pete Lau, Founder & CEO, OnePlus said, “India being one of our biggest markets worldwide, we are committed to a long term sustainable growth path. This move will strengthen our presence and help us step up momentum in India.”
Local production of OnePlus’ upcoming devices will start before end of this year at the 30,000 sq. ft. facility at Foxconn’s Rising Stars factory within the Sri City Integrated Business City in Andhra Pradesh. The facility will have a cumulative peak capacity of producing up to 500,000 units per month, thus scalable to locally fulfil the demand for OnePlus’ smartphones in India in the future.
The facility will also generate direct employment of over 1000 full time workers, thereby giving further support to the Government’s Make in India initiative.
Foxconn is also manufacturing phones for Xiaomi, and Gionee from its Visakhapatnam plant. Prior to that InFocus also partnered with Foxconn to make phones in India.