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Pegatron Starts Manufacturing iPhones at Chengalpattu

01 October 2022: The Union Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Rajeev Chandrasekhar unveiled the Pegatron mobile manufacturing facility, in Chengalpattu near Chennai on 30th September. The plant has been set-up by Taiwanese electronics major under Centre’s popular Production Linked Incentive scheme (PLI), in an industrial park near Chennai.

In his address, the Minister said “This is another milestone in Narendra Modi ji’s vision of making India a global electronics manufacturing hub. It is a symbol of partnership between the Centre and the states to help India achieve the target of US$300 Bn in electronics manufacturing, from the current US$75 billion,” Chandrasekhar said.

“The Minister spoke of how the PLI scheme has played a big role in ushering in investments and employment in electronics manufacturing, and that it has catalysed an investment of Rs.6,500 crore in a short span of time, generating employment of over 40,000 in Tamilnadu alone. Pointing to the success of Prime Minister’s well calibrated schemes like the Phased Manufacturing Programme (PMP) and the PLI, Chandrasekhar said these schemes have propelled the mobile phone sector into new heights.

Mobile phone exports in India in 2015-16 were near zero. They have reached around Rs.50,000 crores. India used to be heavily dependent on imports of mobile phones. In contrast, today, 97% of mobile phones used in India are products of domestic manufacturing. The new Pegatron facility at Chengalpattu is expected to add to the momentum – both in terms of capacity and employment for the people of Tamilnadu, which has emerged as one of the major electronics hardware manufacturing states, with 20% of India’s production.

It has been an extraordinary journey for Pegatron to be in India. “We are overwhelmed by the support extended by Government of India and Tamilnadu,” said Cheng Jian Jong, Chairman, Pegatron Technology India.

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