Ravi Shankar Prasad, India’s IT minister, said today that Apple would further expand its presence in the Indian market. As Apple’s parts supplier, Salcomp will produce parts for Apple at its Chennai plant in southern India, Praside said.
To that end, Selcon will invest 20 billion rupees ($278.67 million) over the next five years to produce mobile phone chargers and other components. The move will create about 10,000 jobs in India.
Apple’s indian-made iPhones will also be exported to international markets, Praside said. Praside expects India’s mobile phone and parts exports to reach $1.6bn this year.
Last month it was reported that Foxconn, Apple’s founding firm, had started making the iPhone XR in India and later. Prior to Foxconn, It had produced older models such as the iPhone 6s, iPhone SE and iPhone 7s for Apple at its Bangalore plant.
There have also been reports that indian-made iPhones are not entirely targeted at the Indian market, and Apple plans to export some of the indian-made iPhones to other markets, such as Europe.
Headquartered in Finland, Selcon is a leading global developer and manufacturer of chargers and adapters with production sites in Shenzhen, China, Chennai, India, and Manaus, Brazil.