In a big boost to government's 'Make in India' initiative, Taiwanese brand Acer has roped in homegrown contract manufacturer Dixon Technologies to manufacture laptops in the country.
Dixon will manufacture up to 5 lakh laptops annually for Acer at its Noida factory.
Dixon Technologies is a homegrown contract manufacturer that makes smartphones, TVs, washing machines, light bulbs and CCTV cameras. Its key customers are Motorola, Philips, Syska, Samsung, Panasonic.
The Taiwanese PC giant, which currenlty manufactures desktops, All-in-One PCs and tablets in its Puducherry facility, will provide Dixon with the know-how and processes for manufacturing high-tech laptops, reports Livemint.
"Acer will manufacture multiple laptops in value to mainstream segments, including the education segment, with Acer global manufacturing practices and guidance," Harish Kohli, President and managing director, Acer India was quoted as saying in a statement.
Acer said the new manufacturing unit will create new employment opportunities for the country's youth and help in the development of ancillary electronic industries with the introduction of global manufacturing standards in India.
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