With the government’s “Make in India” push, the country witnessed the setting up of over 150 mobile handset manufacturing units in the past four years, according to a new report from CyberMedia Research (CMR).
At the end of Q4 2018, CKD (completely knocked down) manufacturing stood at 57 percent while SKD (semi knocked down) manufacturing stood at around 39 percent, according to CMR’s India Mobile Handset Market Review Report for 2018.
The share of CBUs (completely built units) was four percent, the findings showed.
“As a result of Government’s proactive policy push of using import duties to catalyse investments into mobile phone manufacturing, we are seeing a clear uptick in domestic mobile handset manufacturing,” Prabhu Ram, Head-Industry Intelligence Group, CMR, said in a statement.
“While thus far, the SMT manufacturing has focused on smartphone production, we anticipate a similar uptake in feature phone segment too. The feature phone segment, over the short-term, will see new players, beyond Samsung, taking-up SMT manufacturing,” he added.