In a major developmental update, consumer electronics giant Samsung is shifting its display manufacturing unit from China to Yogi Adityanath’s Uttar Pradesh. According to its press release, Samsung said that the company has completed the construction of its display manufacturing factory to Noida.
On June 21, a delegation of Samsung called the Uttar Pradesh CM, Yogi Adityanath, to debrief him about the recent developments of Samsung in his state. The delegation of Samsung comprised of high-level Samsung employees – CEO, MD (India, South West Asia) Ken Kang, VP Peter Rhee, and Senior VP Manu Kapoor.
Samsung Largest Manufacturer & Exporter
In its apprising call to the UP CM, Samsung informed that the company’s largest mobile factory in the state’s Gautam Budh Nagar has come forward as the largest manufacturer and largest exporter of mobile phones in the nation.
Scaled up production of higher-end smartphones
Further, the company informed CM Yogi Adityanath that the company has increased the production of higher-end smartphones – ranging above Rs.15,000. Moreover, the company apprised the CM that it has completed the construction of its display manufacturing unit in Noida.
Investor-friendly policies & better industrial environment
The delegation of high-profile Samsung executives told that due to the investor-friendly policies of the nation and its industrial environment, the company was able to establish its display manufacturing unit which was last located in China. Thanks to the aforementioned factors, Samsung said the company was able to establish the unit and its construction is completed.
In its debriefing with the CM, the delegation thanked the Uttar Pradesh government and claimed that the completion of the construction one showcases the company’s commitment to make UP and India a manufacturing hub.
UP Lauded for Allowing Business Activities During COVID-19
The delegation of one of the largest consumer electronics producers also lauded the Uttar Pradesh govt’s decision to allow business activities during the COVID-19 induced lockdown. The UP government was also appreciated by Samsung in its fight against the second wave of the COVID-19.
Samsung’s Contribution to India for COVID-19 relief
It should be noted that the platform has also donated significant amount of charity amount to India in its fight against COVID-19. In its release, the company had said-
“Since January, Samsung has donated USD 29 million worth of funds and goods to governments and communities that have been most affected by COVID-19 to help with their relief efforts, including the purchase of medical supplies and hygiene kits, such as face masks. We are donating smartphones to patients in quarantine to help them keep in touch with their families and friends, as well as air purifiers and other appliances to hospitals and quarantine centers.”
Meanwhile, the CM also lauded Samsung’s work and said how the factory is an example of ‘Make in India’ programme’s success. He added that the factory will help the youth of Uttar Pradesh to get the employment in the state itself.
‘Make in India’ Journey So Far
For the uninitiated, ‘Make in India’ was introduced in 2014 by the current Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The company’s main objective was to bring large manufacturing companies open their manufacturing hubs. The byproduct of the initiative was also to create better job opportunities for Indians in India and give Indians a chance to enhance skills in automation, biotech, defence, oil & gas, railways, artificial intelligence and other sectors.
So far, Samsung, Xiaomi, Celkon, Foxconn, Huawei and other global players have established its hubs in the country.