India is fast becoming a destination for global brands to set up manufacturing facilities. As far as the mobile phone industry is concerned, Nokia, Samsung, LG have already setup manufacturing plants in India. Now, Research in Motion, the company behind Blackberry handsets has also announced plans to setup a manufacturing plant in India.
RIM's Chief information office Robin Bienfait will visit India to kickstart this initiative. He will meet up with Potential business partners and blackberry customers. He will also visit Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai to figure out location for setting up the plant. Blackberry has enjoyed good success in Asia Markets, especially in India. The motivation behind the manufacturing plant in India appears to be the cost advantage and RIM might also look at India as an export hub for Asian markets.
Nokia has a manufacturing plant in Chennai. Samsung has one in Noida. LG has a facility in Greater Noida and is already planning to setup second manufacturing facility in Andhra Pradesh. Couple of months ago, GFive also has expressed intent of setting up a facility in India.