EXPANSION WOES:The Taiwanese company’s move into India continues to be dogged by power supply shortages, issues over land and the lack of skilled labor
Date: Sep 12, 2015
By: Lauly Li / Staff reporter
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co (鴻海) is reportedly to work with Chinese smartphone vendor Gionee Communication Equipment Co Ltd (金立) to manufacture handsets in India by the middle of next month.
Hon Hai is to make smartphones for Gionee at a plant in Tamil Nadu, while another contract manufacturer, Dixson Technologies Pvt Ltd (India) is to make both smartphones and feature phones for Gionee, the Hong Kong-based Economic Times reported yesterday, citing Gionee chief executive officer in India, Arvind Vohra.
The newspaper also reported that Hon Hai was in talks with another Chinese smartphone vendor, Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp (歐珀移動), to assemble smart devices at the same plant by November. [FULL STORY]