GPS provider TomTom to expand in Indian telecom market

Telecom Lead India: TomTom, a global provider of location
and navigation products and services, announced its expansion into the Indian
mobile market.


TomTom’s European partner ModusLink Global Solutions is
enabling the GPS provider to expand into India with the launch of its newest
Solution Center in Hyderabad, India.


The Solution Center in Hyderabad marks ModusLink’s 13th
location in Asia. ModusLink supports the supply chains of the leading companies
at 31 Solution Centers in 15 countries.


In Hyderabad, ModusLink executes warehousing and
distribution services, including packaging, assembly and content load for
TomTom GPS devices and accessories, addressing distribution and retail channels
requirements in the local India market.


“As the world’s leading provider of navigation and
digital mapping, we are focused on our end-to-end consumer experience and
investing locally in India is integral for managing business critical time to
market,” said Jocelyn Vigreux, general manager and senior vice-president
for TomTom.


India is an important growth market for TomTom. ModusLink
is a partner of TomTom in Europe for many years. ModusLink was selected as it
understands supply chain needs and can successfully support TomTom growth in
Indian mobile market.


ModusLink performs content loading of localized map
software, kitting, assembly and fulfillment of TomTom GPS device product lines
in Hyderabad, India Solution Center.


TomTom relies on ModusLink to package and handle the
transportation management for GPS accessories such as cases, covers, device
mounts and chargers in the same region. All devices and accessories that are
distributed out of this location are produced for local India markets.


“Successful market penetration requires a supply
chain that can meet local needs. Our Hyderabad Solution Center opens up growth
prospects for both our clients and for ModusLink as we help global supply
chains to meet the local needs of one of the world’s fastest growing economies.
TomTom has been a valued client for nine years and we look forward to expanding
that relationship in this important geography,” said Tom Nightingale,
president, sales and marketing for ModusLink.


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also announced partnership with NDrive, a provider of navigation services
and software for GPS units and mobile phones, to enable TomTom to deliver maps
and enhanced content to power their innovative location-based


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