OnePlus has announced the company will start manufacturing in smartphones in India in collaboration with Foxconn within the Sri City Integrated Business City in the state of Andhra Pradesh by the end of 2015.
The production will take place in a 30,000 square feet facility with a capacity of 500,000 smartphones per month, and will employee 1,000 full-time workers.
Pete Lau, Founder & CEO, OnePlus said, “Producing smartphones in India is one of the most important decisions that we have made so far at OnePlus, and we are thankful to the Government of Andhra Pradesh and Foxconn for helping us make this happen. 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.”
The company further added that the first batch of the locally manufactured smartphones will be available by the end of year, and should help the company take care of the supply and demand of the handsets for the Indian market.
It’s not just OnePlus, we’ve seen other Chinese manufacturers aiming to start their smartphone production in India as well.