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Dixon Tech gets Govt approval under PLI scheme for hardware manufacturing

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India's Ministry of Electronics and Information and Technology (MeitY) approved 14 eligible applicants under the Production Linked Incentive Scheme (PLI) for IT hardware manufacturing.

Dixon Technologies (India) is one of the 14 companies (domestic & international) which has been granted approval under the PLI scheme of Government of India for IT hardware manufacturing.

Commenting on the occasion, Atul B. Lall, vice chairman & MD of Dixon Technologies said, "Dixon has established itself as one of the leading and trustworthy electronic manufacturing service provider in India. Due to pandemic situation, last few months had been extremely challenging for everyone. However, we sustained during these challenging times due to our commitment towards quality products, strong associations with leading brands and continuous efforts towards foraying into new and emerging segments with the likes of IT hardware manufacturing. We are extremely thrilled that after PU approval for Mobile Phones, we have received PU approval to manufacture IT hardware products as well. We are thankful to Government of India for providing such encouraging platforms to Domestic manufacturing sector. We are positive that we will immensely contribute towards building strong ecosystem for strengthening manufacturing space in India. Also, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the Companies who have achieved this breakthrough along with us."

PLI scheme for IT hardware notified on 3rd March 2021, extends an incentive of 4% to 2%/1% on net incremental sales (over base year of FY 2019-20) of goods under target segments that are manufactured in India to eligible companies, for a period of four years (FY2021-22 to FY 2024-25). The target segments under the PLI scheme for IT hardware include laptops, tablets, all-in-one personal computers (PCs) and servers. The scheme proposes production linked incentives to boost domestic manufacturing and attract large investments in the value chain of these IT hardware products.

Four companies have been selected under the category IT hardware companies include Dell, ICT (Wistron), Flextronics and Rising Stars Hi-Tech (Foxconn).

Under the category of domestic companies, 10 companies namely Dixon Technologies (India), Lava International, Infopower Technologies (JV of Sahasra and MiTAC), Bhagwati (Micromax) Neolync, Optiemus, Netweb, Smile Electronics, VVDN and Panache Digilife have been approved.

Over the next 4 years, the approved companies under the PLI scheme for IT hardware are expected to lead to a total production of more than Rs 1.61 lakh crore. Out of the total production, the approved companies under IT hardware companies category have proposed a production of Rs 84,746 crore. The approved companies under domestic companies category have proposed a production of Rs 76,007 crore. The scheme will bring additional investment in IT hardware manufacturing to the tune of Rs 2,517 crore.

Dixon Technologies (India) is the largest home grown design-focused and solutions company engaged in manufacturing products in the consumer durables, lighting and mobile phones markets in India. It also provides solutions in reverse logistics i.e. repair and refurbishment services of LED TV panels.

The company reported 60% jump in consolidated net profit to Rs 44.26 crore in Q4 FY21 compared with Rs 27.58 crore in Q4 FY20.

Shares of Dixon Tech rose 2.57% to Rs 4,524.40 on Friday.

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First Published: Sat, July 03 2021. 15:28 IST
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