Oppo said it is expanding its India smartphone manufacturing unit in order to double production capacity by 2020.
The company said that it will use India as the export base for South Asia, West Asia and African countries.
Oppo plans to further scale the manufacturing capacity to produce 100 million smartphones annually at its Greater Noida facility.
Oppo is currently producing 4 million smartphones per month. The smartphone company will double its existing manufacturing capacity by the end of 2020.
Research firm Canalys recently said Oppo’s India smartphone share increased to 9 percent in the second quarter of 2019 as compared with 7 percent in Q2 2018. Oppo shipped 3 million smartphones in in Q2 2019 in India vs 2.4 million in Q2 2018.
“With the increased production and future export plans, we aim to achieve our dream of making India a global export hub for smartphone phones,” Oppo India vice president for product and marketing Sumit Walia said in a statement.
Oppo smartphones are estimated to have around 8 percent market share in the Indian smartphone market, according to Counterpoint Research.
Oppo plans to export smartphones to South Asia, West Asia and Africa markets from the Greater Noida facility, spread across 110 acre.
The campus has over 10,000 strong workforce engaged across manufacturing line, quality assurance and product testing. The manpower capacity is expected to cross 15,000 by 2020.
Oppo is planning to increase investment in the Hyderabad R&D center, which is largest outside China. The Hyderabad facility has played a crucial role in the development of Reno – Oppo’s recent flagship series which comes with 10 times zoom feature.
Oppo earlier said that the Hyderabad R&D Centre is Oppo’s seventh facility globally with the other six in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Japan (Yokohama) and US (Silicon Valley).