Sony is planning to open a manufacturing facility in India soon. As per Sony’s India Managing Director, Kenichiro Hibi, the company is giving a “serious thought” to start a facility in India.
This move by Sony is in accordance with India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s ambitious “Make in India” initiative. The initiative is all about encouraging foreign manufacturers and businesses to start producing goods in India, not just importing them. Following the campaign, many foreign manufacturers like Samsung and Foxconn have already started manufacturing products in the country. Samsung’s Tizen Z1 is the first device to be manufactured in India and now Sony seems to be taking cue from all these manufacturers.
Kenichiro Hibi, said in a statement,”Of course, thanks to Mr Modi’s strong initiatives, somehow we have to cope with country’s direction and strategy. We are in talks as to how we can support country’s direction. At this point of time, we do not have any specific comment. We are seriously studying as how can we reply to PM’s requirements,” he said.
However, Hibi did not reveal the date and the amount to be invested to realize the decision. Although Hibi did confirm that the plan would “definitely” be carried out within the coming two years.