Indian mobile phones-maker Celkon on Friday launched its first state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Medchal, Telangana, a company statement said.The manufacturing unit is 30,000 square feet in area and is ready to start production from day one.

The unit will start with four production lines which will deliver a production capacity of 200,000 units per month.

The production lines will be increased to 12 and the production is expected to touch 500,000 units per month within the next quarter.

Additionally, the facility will also house a 10,000 square feet warehouse for raw materials and a 5,000 square feet warehouse for finished products.

Around 60 percent of the mobile phones manufactured in the facility will comprise of feature phones and the rest will be smartphones. The facility is International Standard Organisation certified.

Commenting during the inauguration of the unit, Y Guru, Chairman and Managing Director, Celkon Mobiles, said “We are elated to be amongst the first few smartphone players starting our manufacturing operations in India. We envision the country to become a hub for manufacturing cutting edge devices and have been actively pursuing the cause for the last few years. Being a part of the Central Government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, we feel that our manufacturing operations in India are beginning on a high note. This also comes in at a time when India is poised to become the largest consumer base for mobile phones and we are all set to bring-in the new phase of growth at Celkon.”

Celkon’s new manufacturing unit will employ 500 people comprising skilled technicians.

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