Make In India: Sony Will Make Xperia Phones In India; Dell May Invest In Smart Cities; Aricent To Infuse $500M


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The push for Make in India initiatives is now even stronger, as global biggies are planning up their expansion plans inside India. Here is a summary of the biggest news related with Make in India this week:


Sony Will Now Make Xperia Phones In India

The onslaught of Chinese phone companies in India, using Make in India’s excellent platform, has now tempted Sony to follow suit. As per media reports, Sony will soon start manufacturing their best-seller series Xperia in India.

Reportedly, Foxconn may be contracted to assemble their phones in India, and later manufacture them as well.

Along with Xperia, Sony also plans to manufacture a sub-Rs 10000 smartphone, which would be solely targeted for Indian customers. As per senior industry experts, the first batch will roll out by the end of 2015.

We have been reporting Sony’s Make in India strategy since March this year, when Kenichiro Hibi, head of Sony’s Indian operations, said that Sony will start local manufacturing very soon. Early last month, we reported that Sony will start manufacturing their Bravia series of TVs in India, for which they have already contracted Foxconn.

Manufacturing Xperia phones in India will give Make in India vision a major push, considering that Sony is a one of the largest electronics major, globally. This single news can now attract lot more companies into the Make in India bandwagon.

Dell Looking For Investing in Smart Cities

Michael Dell, founder of Dell Computers is planning to use Make in India for venturing into the investment sector. In a recent interaction with media personals, Michael Dell said that Digital India along with Make in India can write a new chapter in India’s investment diary.

Although he didn’t reveal his exact plans, he gave an hint of his company’s upcoming plans, as he said, “The Smart Cities project is a tremendous opportunity for us. I met with companies like Inmobi and some of them here are doing interesting work. I want Dell to be an entrepreneur’s best friend,”

India has delivered maximum growth for Dell within the Asia-Pacific region, as their sales have grown 30% across all divisions. This has encouraged Dell and their stakeholders to invest more in the country. Considering that Dell specializes in hardware, Smart Cities can be an exciting venture for them. We will keep you updated as more details come in.

Aricent Will Invest $500 Million In The Next 3 Years

12,000 employees strong Aricent, which is one of the largest pure play product engineering and software firm from USA, will invest $500 million (RS 3000 crore) in India. This investment will be made in the next 3 years.

Aricent Chief Strategy Officer Payal Koul Mirakhur said, “From a corporate perspective, Aricent will be investing USD 500 million in the next three years in India, as it is the key geography for us,”

This investment will be used to enhance their delivery mechanism, and to create future software products in India. They already have presence in Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Gurgaon.

Make In India investments and announcements  so far

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