Acer Announces Its Make In India Plans

By 08:09 Wed, 28 Jul 2021 Comments

Acer has become the latest smartphone manufacturer to jump on the 'Make in India' bandwagon, announcing that it will start assembling its handsets in the country. The process will start next month in the company's facility in Puducherry, where it already manufactures computers.

"We hope to start assembly of smartphones at our Puducherry unit by middle of December. The initial power will be 2.5 lakhs (250,000) a quarter which can be ramped up in the future," assumed Harish K Kohli, Acer India Managing Director. The company has already invested $10 million to start the assembly line.

The announcement came at the launch of the Liquid Z530 and Liquid Z630S smartphones in the Asian country - while the former carries an INR 6,999 (around $105) price tag, the latter will set you back INR 10,999 (around $165). Both are currently Flipkart exclusive in the country.




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