Oppo is aiming to produce around two lakh mobile units daily at their Noida unit by June 2020. The company is setting up a Greenfield Electronic Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) in Greater Noida, to manufacture electronics and support accessories locally in the country in the next 18 months.
The project is being set up by TEGNA Electronics Private Limited (TEGNA), an SPV of Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (TEEMA), along with OPPO and a few Indian companies, under the support of the Department of IT & Electronics Govt. of Uttar Pradesh, and an approval on principle by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). The EMC is expected to generate employment opportunities for around 25,000 – 30,000 persons. Oppo is expected to pump in INR 3,500 Crores for the project over a period of 5-10 years.
Tasleem Arif, Vice President and R&D Head, OPPO India said, “As a brand that is consistently committed to bringing new and innovative products for our consumers this opportunity will help us develop and manufacture hardware and electronics for new technologies right here in India. The EMC in Noida will help us implement innovative and exciting technologies in future products that we introduce in India as well as help us build a local ecosystem for smartphone devices.”
Since June 2018, Oppo was in discussions with some of its key components makers to establish production facilities in India for its upcoming tech park in Greater Noida, as it wanted to strengthen its presence in the world’s second-largest market.
Last year Oppo had introduced a couple of interesting technologies for the smartphone market. The brand introduced its fastest 50W Super VOOC fast charging technology through which one can charge the smartphone to almost 60 per cent within 20 minutes. Another technical marvel was Oppo Find X, which came with a sliding camera design. The phone featured minimal bezels and the sliding mechanism was surely taken as an alternative to the notched display.