“Acer India, the leading PC brand, and Dixon Technologies have partnered for the manufacturing of laptops at Dixon’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility situated in Noida,” an official statement said.
The manufacturing unit was launched on Wednesday by Saurabh Gaur, Jt Secretary Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in the presence of Sunil Vachani, Executive Chairman, Dixon Technologies, Harish Kohli, President & Managing Director Acer India and Sudhir Goel, Chief Business Officer, Acer India.
“This will give a strong impetus to India’s manufacturing competitiveness and leverage the production-linked incentive (PLI) by Government of India. The factory will have the capacity to produce upto 500,000 laptops annually,” the statement added.
Dixon is among the players which has been approved by the government for the PLI scheme for hardware manufacturing in and under the Rs 12,195-crore PLI scheme for telecom equipment manufacturing.
Acer intends to manufacture laptops under the ‘Value Segment’, mainstream, and education segments at the Dixon factory.
This will create new employment opportunities for the youth, help with upskilling, and develop ancillary electronic industries in India while global manufacturing standards could also be brought into India, the companies said.
“We are excited about our partnership with Dixon Technologies (India) who is the largest home-grown design-focused and solutions company engaged in manufacturing products for diverse consumer products… The opening of this facility is a testament to our commitment to Government of India’s flagship ‘Make in India’ & ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ initiative,” said Harish Kohli, President and Managing Director, Acer India.
“Acer India is the leading PC brand in India and one of the globally leading companies. We are excited to enter this category and manufacture laptops in India,” added Sunil Vachani, Executive Chairman, Dixon Technologies.