As more and more smartphone brands try to start making their phones in India and Samsung is the crusader of smartphone manufacturing in India, other industries also feel the urge to step into the game by manufacturing products locally here in India. A few months ago, Samsung shifted its display manufacturing unit from China to Noida and now Taiwanese PC leader Acer is also starting to manufacture its laptops in India. Acer India and Dixon Technologies have partnered to manufacture Acer laptops at Dixon’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Noida. The manufacturing unit was yesterday by Mr Saurabh Gaur, Joint Secretary Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology inaugurated the unit in the presence of Sunil Vachani, Executive Chairman, Dixon Technologies, Harish Kohli, President & Managing Director Acer India and Sudhir Goel, Chief Business Officer, Acer India.
Acer India, via a press release, stated that the factory would have the capacity to produce up to 500,000 laptops annually. The company also stated that the PLI (product-linked incentive) offered by the Government of India is a game-changer that will help increase domestic value addition while turning India into a key export hub.
As of now, the Taiwanese PC giant mostly relies on China for manufacturing its products like laptops and monitors, projectors, accessories and more. However, with the push towards Make in India, alongside PLI, the company is now trying to manufacture its products in India itself and export them globally.