Motorola makes the move to India

By Glen White
Everyone is talking about India and its manufacturing prowess, and Motorola is the next global brand to recognise it potential. The maker of the Moto G...

Everyone is talking about India and its manufacturing prowess, and Motorola is the next global brand to recognise it potential. The maker of the Moto G handset is moving its manufacturing operation to India to cash in on the demand for smartphones in the country.

“Evaluation is going on… We will have news soon,” Motorola Senior Marketing Director Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific Marcus Frost said. He declined however to disclose further details and timeline for the same.

Motorola makes devices in China and Latin America. It had a plant in Chennai, which was shut down a few years ago. Motorola joins a growing list of global smartphone makers, including Xiaomi and Gionee that are considering manufacturing in India, where the government is pushing its ‘Make in India’ initiative.

India is one the fastest growing smartphone markets globally; 19.5 million smartphones were shipped in India in the March 2015 quarter. Frost said India is a huge market for the company and it has seen strong sales of its devices, especially Moto G.

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