Published: Mon, July 09, 2018
Technology | By Christopher Mann

Noida now has the largest mobile factory in the world

Noida now has the largest mobile factory in the world

Samsung Electronics' heir apparent Lee Jae-yong departed for India on Sunday with two major tasks: recover relations with the Moon Jae-in government and lay groundwork to further expand in the Indian smartphone market. However, the company may not stop here and could achieve more feats as its new facility in Noida is the world's biggest which will give a considerable boost to the production capacity for Samsung. "But I think that has been left behind with South Korean investments worth $600 million coming in past year", Prakash said pointing at firms like carmaker Kia and Samsung announcing fresh investments in India in recognition of the Indian market and the buying power of the urban middle class.

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 company was the top smartphone company for a long time and is still fighting for the top spot with Xiaomi which also started manufacturing phones in the country.

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The Samsung unit was set up in Noida back in 1995 and it was used to initially produce television sets.

Samsung is one of the top feature phone manufacturers in India with 20.5 per cent of market share at the end of 2017, according to IDC. Officially the event will start at around 5.30 pm in the evening. "Moon's visit to the Samsung factory could be a great help for Samsung that is struggling in India and China as chased after by Chinese rivals".

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How many manufacturing plants does Samsung have in India?

. They will be face to face at a ceremony on Monday to mark the completion of Samsung's newest factory for smartphones in Noida, a planned city in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. In total over 70,000 people are employed by the plant in Noida. Numerous software products designed for Samsung's smartphones in India are developed by these R&D teams.

Samsung is expectedly betting big as India is now the second biggest mobile market and accounts for 10 per cent of global smartphone sales.

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Since taking power in 2014, Modi has pushed his "Make in India" initiative, which encourages companies to set up plants in the country, as the nation attempts to bolster domestic manufacturing.

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