Haryana: Jaina Group led smartphone maker Karbonn Mobiles on Friday announced the set up of its new manufacturing plant in Bawal, Haryana. The company said it has got support from the state government to set up the plant. Haryana with a focus to create lucrative employment opportunities for the local population.
Karbonn said the plant was set up within a short span of six months and has 22 assembly lines. The plant has a target of producing 30 million mobile units per year. The facility will skill 4000 employees to be a part of its workforce providing a source of livelihood to the youth of the neighboring areas. With an investment of Rs 2,000 crore over the next year, Karbonn mobiles envision to become the largest mobile phone manufacturer in India. The ISO 9001 and 14001 certified facility is currently manufacturing 1.5 million units in a month slated to increase to 2.5 million by end of 2016.
"The Haryana plant is our humble contribution towards the government's nation building efforts for inclusive and sustainable economic growth. It is a moment of great pride for us to be associated in a small way towards making India an economic superpower to reckon with", said Managing Director Karbonn Mobiles, Pradeep Jain. "With an aim to bring the benefits of Smartphone telephony to the masses, the manufacturing facility will help us in providing customized products for Indian market at a faster time."
The company also has plans to set up a new facility in Tirupati, which will feature surface-mount technology (SMT) production and assembly lines, along with charger and battery units for the supplies. Along with mobile handsets, Karbonn will be venturing into accessories and battery manufacturing in September, 2016.