China’s Vivo buys 169 acres land, to invest $559 million in India

The land is located near Vivo's existing 50-acre manufacturing facility

Reuters
Updated13 Dec 2018, 05:20 PM IST
India is the world’s fastest growing major mobile phone market and a host of global smartphone giants including Samsung Electronics, Oppo and Xiaomi Corp are expanding rapidly in the country. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint
India is the world’s fastest growing major mobile phone market and a host of global smartphone giants including Samsung Electronics, Oppo and Xiaomi Corp are expanding rapidly in the country. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint

Mumbai: Chinese smartphone maker Vivo on Thursday said it had acquired 169 acres of land in Uttar Pradesh and will spend 4,000 crore ($559 million) to set up its second local plant in India.

The land is located near Vivo’s existing 50-acre manufacturing facility.

“India is a key market for us ... and today we have reiterated our commitment by entering the next phase of growth in India,” Nipun Marya, director, brand strategy, Vivo India said in the statement.

Vivo entered India’s highly competitive mobile handset market in 2014 and, according to tech researcher Counterpoint, is among the top three smartphone sellers in India.

India is the world’s fastest growing major mobile phone market and a host of global smartphone giants including Samsung Electronics, Oppo and Xiaomi Corp are expanding rapidly in the country.

A flagship scheme of the government to make the country a hub for smartphone manufacturing, like neighbouring China, has also helped the growth of mobile assembly in the South Asian nation and made it the world’s second-biggest mobile phone maker.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.

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First Published:13 Dec 2018, 05:20 PM IST
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