Back in July, Gionee has announced that they will foray into contract manufacturing of smartphone in India and now today, Gionee has teamed up with Foxconn, the Taiwanese contract manufacturer & Dixon technologies for the same.
Speaking on the partnership, 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. 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.”
As a result of this partnership, from now onwards assembling of the phones will start in India by mid-October. Foxconn will make smartphone from the F-Series and P-Series for Gionee at its Sri City plant in Tamil Nadu while the Dixon technologies will make feature phone as well as smartphone for Gionee at its Noida factory. Both the 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.
Adding further, William Lu, President Gionee, said:
“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”.
According to a press note, Gionee will invest 50 million US $ in next three years on manufacturing in India. In addition to this, Gionee will also increase the investment in R&D team in india, which specifically work on the software, provide better consumer experience. The team will work on the Gionee UI, Amigo to make it much more customised for India Consumers.