Sony is “seriously” considering made in India Xperia smartphones
India’s “Make in India” is a government program aimed towards transforming the country into a global manufacturing hub. In other words, the initiative was developed to attract foreign and local producers alike, to manufacture goods on Indian soil. Sony may have become the latest member of the project as the Veteran Japanese electronics company says it’s “seriously” considering setting up factories inside the world’s second most populous nation.
Speaking with journalists, the company’s managing director in India told the press that Sony will eventually resume manufacturing in the country in the future; however, he did not give a specific time frame.
“We are in talks as to how we can support country’s direction. At this point of time, we do not have any specific comment,” GM Kenichiro Hibi said. “Definitely yes, we would have to make something in such a time span. However, we do not have any specific comment on it. But yes it is and we are thinking it very seriously,” he told a PTI reporter.
Sony closed their Indian production plants to save costs back in 2002 and now imports products from Japan and China. According to statistics, the company’s business in India, dominated by sales if Xperia smartphones and BRAVIA TV sets, is their fourth largest contributor globally.
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