Lenovo Expands Manufacturing Capabilities Of Consumer Durables In India

Tech main Lenovo on Thursday stated it’s considerably ramping up its native manufacturing capabilities in India throughout product classes like PCs, notebooks and smartphones to satisfy the growing buyer demand.

While the corporate didn’t disclose the funding being made, Lenovo stated it’s increasing in India throughout all enterprise traces, together with PC and sensible gadgets, sensible telephones, infrastructure options, and particularly within the newly established providers and options group.

Lenovo has expanded its in-house PC manufacturing plant in Puducherry to incorporate a 3rd manufacturing line, whereas it has began native manufacturing of its pill computer systems in partnership with Wingtech Technology in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh.

In addition, smartphones for Motorola (a Lenovo group firm) at the moment are regionally manufactured in partnership with Dixon Technologies at Noida, Uttar Pradesh, an announcement stated.

“These initiatives strengthen Lenovo’s commitment to the government’s vision of ‘AtmaNirbhar Bharat’. They also form part of Lenovo’s global manufacturing and supply chain strategy that serves customers in 180 markets from 30-plus manufacturing sites around the world – including Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, Hungary, India, Japan, Mexico, and the US,” it added.

According to IDC, the entire PC market dimension in India is predicted to rise to greater than 15 million items by 2022, in comparison with 10 million items in 2020.

Total income for all Lenovo Group companies in India was roughly USD 462 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2021, representing year-on-year progress of 31.3 per cent.

The Tirupati facility now produces a broad vary of Lenovo tablets that meet the wants of shoppers, educators, and college students, in addition to these for specialised capabilities equivalent to retail, manufacturing, and healthcare, the assertion stated.

The Lenovo Puducherry plant, which has been operational since 1999, had beforehand been expanded to incorporate Lenovo’s fashionable IdeaPad pocket book computer systems from its shopper portfolio.

Now, with the addition of a 3rd manufacturing line, the power has begun manufacturing merchandise throughout Lenovo’s full shopper and industrial vary, together with desktops, notebooks, and workstations, the assertion stated.

This represents a 100 per cent capability enhance over the earlier 12 months, it added.

“Lenovo has invested significantly in automating and digitizing the facility, to ensure an efficient, seamless manufacturing process. There is also a common testing area for all products and common packaging lines. With this expansion, every product will now have its own configuration and test methodology,” it stated.

Motorola, a Lenovo group firm, was one of many first firms to decide to the PLI (Production Linked Incentive) program launched by the federal government of India. It has partnered with Dixon to fabricate practically 100 per cent of its smartphones for purchasers in India and has additionally begun exporting to chose close by markets.

To assist these native manufacturing initiatives, Lenovo has additionally invested in employment and talent constructing, and greater than 1,500 direct and oblique staff work throughout these three manufacturing crops at present.

“In line with our sincere commitment to manufacture locally, the expansion of our manufacturing capabilities in India will help us offer innovative devices of highest quality, produced here and rapidly brought to market,” Shailendra Katyal, Managing Director at Lenovo India, stated.

He added that with its operations, the corporate goals to generate employment and talent constructing alternatives, and to deliver its superior, sustainable manufacturing applied sciences to India.


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