Narendra Modi inaugurates 'world's largest mobile factory' in Noida

Nichole VegaJul 09, 2018

Samsung is expected to create 15,000 jobs through the new manufacturing unit.

Not China or South Korea - and certainly not the USA - the tag of housing the world's largest mobile factory has straight away put Noida on top of the world manufacturing map when it comes to consumer electronics. The plant started with the manufacture of televisions way back in 1997, and mobile phone manufacturing unit was added in 2005.

"Appreciating the role of Korea in technological innovations, he said", Whenever I talk to business community representatives I always mention one thing that I don't think there is a middle class home in India where a Korean product is not found".

With this visit, relatioins between India and South Korea will not only reach new height but Make In India & skill India will also get a major Boost.

Samsung factory is key to India-Korea relations, stated Modi.

The company is now making 67 million smartphones in India and with the new plant being functional, it is expected to manufacture almost 120 million mobile phones. Both leaders are visiting the facility adjoining New Delhi, according to India's ministry of external affairs. They will also visit a Samsung plant in Noida. The two sides were looking at defence hardware procurement and manufacture, Prakash said pointing to India looking at minesweepers for the Indian navy.

As a result of the latest investment in the Noida factory, the production capacity of smartphones is expected to rise to 12 million units a month from the existing 5 million.

In 2012, Samsung became the leader in mobile phones in the country and the Noida facility rolled out the first-ever "Galaxy S3" device. "This is matter of pride for Uttar Pradesh and India", said the Prime Minister, who has been pushing foreign firms to set up plants in the country.

The logo of Samsung is seen on a building during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain February 25, 2018. The investment seems to make complete sense as 10 per cent of its production takes place in India and Samsungs plans to enhance it further to 50 per cent in the next three years.

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