Foxconn to start rolling out mobile phones from its Navi Mumbai plant next month

Foxconn to start rolling out mobile phones from its Navi Mumbai plant next monthFoxconn, which makes iPhone, iPad and other Apple products, will start making laptops and computers as well.

Apurva Chandra, Principal Secretary - Industries, Maharashtra government said, “Foxconn has taken a rented premise in Navi Mumbai. They have taken 2 lakh square feet. They have (set up) their mobile manufacturing facility (there). And probably, as we are told, first week of August they are going to launch mobiles from this facility.”

Meanwhile, the Taiwan-based company is looking to buy a 1,200-acre of land in Maharashtra to construct a new factory.

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"Mobile manufacturing will begin in August... then they are going to manufacture laptops and computers," he said adding a mobile assembly can be set up in 6-8 months.

Last year, Foxconn had started assembling smartphones for Xiaomi at its plant in Andhra Pradesh.


In August last year, Foxconn Chairman and CEO Terry Gou announced plans to invest in India across verticals like manufacturing, startups, energy and e-commerce portals and was also looking at bringing supply chain companies and major technologies.

He had then said that Foxconn may build as many as 12 factories in India by 2020 to manufacture LED TVs, batteries and other electronics products. It has been looking at potential sites in Gujarat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.

The Taiwan-based firm, which manufactures for a host of global device brands like Apple, BlackBerry, Amazon, Motorola, Xiaomi and Sony, has the bulk of its factories in China.

But it also has plants in Asia, Europe, Brazil and Mexico which together assemble about 40 per cent of all consumer electronics products sold globally. It has 12 factories in nine Chinese cities, the most in any country.