Samsung kicks off world's largest mobile production plant in Noida

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Ltd's mobile phone factory in Noida-the largest in the world. Commuters taking the Yamuna Expressway, Greater Noida, Pari Chowk to reach Delhi using Noida-Greater Noida Expressway have been advised to use alternative routes to avoid inconvenience, while all those travelling from Delhi Noida Direct Flyway to New Ashok Nagar, Greater Noida, Greater Noida West, Ghaziabad should take NH24.

Looking back at how Samsung started operations in India, it was in 1997 that the company initiated churning out televisions which were followed by refrigerator production in 2003. They will also visit a Samsung plant in Noida.

According to Tarun Pathak, Associate Director at Counterpoint Research, the new facility gives Samsung an advantage by reducing the time to market.

The foundation stone of the Noida plant was laid by Samsung in 1996.

Korea's main export items include automobile parts, telecommunication equipment, hot rolled iron products, petroleum refined products, and nuclear reactors.

Samsung has two manufacturing plants in India, located in Noida and in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu.

The logo of Samsung is seen on a building during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain February 25, 2018.

By 2005, Samsung had become market leader in panel TVs and in 2007, the existing Noida facility started manufacturing mobile phones. "Samsung's global R&D hub is in India".

The company now has over 10 per cent of its overall production in India and aims to take it to 50 per cent over the next three years. The US is saturated and Korea and Brazil are not growing significantly. "It makes sense for Samsung to build a bigger manufacturing base here", Jaipal Singh, Senior Market Analyst, IDC, told IANS. "This is matter of pride for Uttar Pradesh and India", said the Prime Minister, who has been pushing foreign firms to set up plants in the country. "But I think that has been left behind with South Korean investments worth $600 million coming in past year", Prakash said pointing at firms like carmaker Kia and Samsung announcing fresh investments in India in recognition of the Indian market and the buying power of the urban middle class.