Samsung kicks off world's largest mobile production plant in Noida

Narendra Modi

Noida Traffic Police on Monday issued traffic advisory as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South Korean President Moon Jae-in are due to visit the city to inaugurate a Samsung plant here. Samsung's Noida plant also has a Research and Development Centre, and there's is a design centre as well. Before the launch of the Noida plant Samsung was manufacturing 67 million phones in India, mostly at its other base in Tamil Nadu, Southern India.

By 2022, India's smartphone users are expected to shoot up to a whopping 442 million. "We expect the visit to open new avenues for the expansion of our partnership, particularly in the economic domain", Kumar had said. "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".

Looking back at how Samsung started operations in India, it was in 1997 that the company initiated churning out televisions which were followed by refrigerator production in 2003.

The South Korean tech giant makes 67 million smartphones in India and with the new plant, it is expected to manufacture almost 120 million.

The Korean chaebol said that the investment would position the Noida plant as a major production hub and create about 5,000 new jobs. India is a big opportunity across price segments, including 2G feature phones.

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According to IHS Markit, Samsung yielded to China's Xiaomi in terms of market share in India for the October - December period in 2017.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited South Korea in 2015 during which the bilateral partnership was elevated to a special strategic partnership. There are two in Bengaluru, one in Pune, one in Delhi and one in Noida.

When it comes to mobile manufacturing, Samsung is manufacturing over 10 per cent of its overall production in India, and aims to take it to 50 per cent in the next three years, according to IANS.

Although officials at Cheong Wa Dae strongly denied any change in the government's stance towards the business community and cautioned against an exaggeration of the Moon - Lee meeting, industry officials say the president's visit to the new Samsung plant in India would help improve the relations.

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