Chinese smartphone maker Oppo is planning to export smartphones made in India to other countries. The company is planning to export smartphones to North Africa, Middle East and other South East Asian countries in coming two to three years. This report comes right after it was reported that Oppo is now one of the top five smartphone makers in the Indian market.
The company ranked fourth with about 10 percent smartphones shipped in India. According to the report by Economic Times, Sky Li, the global VP, and India president added, “In the next 2-3 years, in line with our plan, we will begin exporting the manufactured phones out of India to Middle East, North Africa and other South Asian markets. Currently, the products offered to our Indian consumers are made in India.”
The report details that Oppo has purchased about 110 acres of land in Noida from the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority to set a manufacturing plant. The company purchased the land for Rs 145 crore and plans to invest about Rs 2,000 crore to build the plant with assembly units and residential units for 30,000 people. The company did not disclose further details about the timeline of exports or the manufacturing plant in Noida at the time of writing.