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Micromax to assemble smartphones in India from next year

Domestic handset company Micromax will start assembling phones locally by means of the primary quarter of next yr. “now we have a plant in Rudrapur and have already began assembling of phones on trial foundation there. It is going to be commercially launched within the first quarter of subsequent 12 months,” Micromax Co-founder Rahall Sharma told PTI.


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Micromax will begin manufacturing telephones in India from 2014

The facility employs over four hundred people. Presently, Micromax imports units from China, the place it has tie u.s.a.with producers akin to Falcon. The corporate, who plans to begin exporting to Russia beginning subsequent 12 months, is aiming for a turnover of greater than Rs 6,000 crore by the top of the current monetary 12 months. “We closed ultimate 12 months at about Rs 3,168 crore and we are looking to double that this monetary yr. we are on the right track to be one thousand million greenback firm via FY 14,” Sharma delivered.

The corporate is betting giant on its smartphone portfolio. In keeping with IDC, Micromax stayed at the No 2 spot for Q2 of 2013 with shipments crossing 2 million gadgets. Its share of the smartphone market elevated to 22 per cent from 18.eight per cent within the final quarter. Sharma mentioned the corporate may even explore the emu market. “Russia is the first step. After Russia, we are transferring on to Europe, the work is occurring,” he mentioned. The corporate plans to introduce over 20 units within the subsequent six months.