Samsung is one of the world’s biggest and leading phone manufacturers. At the same time, India is one of the largest markets for a variety of products, including smartphones, of course. On that note, Samsung inaugurated the world’s biggest smartphone factory on July 6 in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.
Let us repeat, it is said that this is factory is not only Samsung’s but it is the biggest factory (for producing smartphones) in the world by any manufacturer. The factory spans to an area measuring 35 acres (or 141,000 square meters). That is huge!
However, there’s a little history behind this plant. This new factory is setup on the same place where Samsung has already been operating for more than a decade long. At that time, it was producing refrigerators and televisions while the production of smartphones originally started in 2007. Now though, it seems that the new plant is solely meant for manufacturing smartphones.
The South Korean company intends to increase its smartphone production by as much as 50% (which, we would like to believe, shouldn’t be out of their league given the size of the factory). So far, Samsung has been manufacturing 67 million handsets in India, and with this new factory, the company intends to increase the production to up to 120 million units.
This facility is part of Samsung’s $ 700 million expansion plan. Furthermore, the company is hiring 5,000 employees to put the production into gear. The factory was inaugurated by the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and South Korean President, Moon Jae-in.