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Samsung opens world's largest mobile phone factory in Noida

Press Trust of India  |  Noida 

South Korean today inaugurated the world's largest mobile phone factory here which will double its annual handset production capacity to 120 million units by 2020.

The facility was inaugurated jointly by and South Korean Moon Jae-in.

The new plant will help the company raise its capacity in a phased manner, from 68 million units at present, to 120 million.

The company also launched Make for the World' initiative, whereby it aims to export mobile handsets produced in India, to overseas markets.

HC Hong said: "Our factory, the world's largest mobile factory, is a symbol of Samsung's strong commitment to India, and a shining example of the success of the Government's Make in India' programme. is a long-term partner of

The company is aligned with government policies and will continue to seek their support to achieve dream of making a global export hub for mobile phones, he said.

of Yogi Adityanath and were present at the event.

In June last year Samsung had announced investment of Rs 4,915 crore to add new capacity at the plant in

Set up in 1996, Samsung's factory, is one of the first global manufacturing facilities set up in India.

A bigger manufacturing plant, spread over 129,000 sq metres, will help Samsung meet the growing demand for its innovative products and services across the country and also fulfil the company's goal of making India an export hub for the world, Samsung said in a statement.

Presently all phones, including its flagship Galaxy S9, S9+ and Galaxy Note8, are manufactured at its

Samsung has another manufacturing unit at Sriperumbudur, near Chennai, five R&D centres and one design centre in India.

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 19:30 IST