Lenovo,the world’s largest PC maker and an emerging PC+ leader today announced that it will start the local manufacturing of smartphones in Sriperambudur, Chennai. For the current financial year, Lenovo and Motorola will generate a capacity of 6 million units. The Moto E has already started rolling out from the plant and the K3 note will follow very soon.
“Lenovo is not new to manufacturing in India. We recognized the potential of India and we invested in PC manufacturing several years ago. Lenovo’s investment in the new manufacturing plant represents the potential we see in the Indian market and our long term commitment to our customers,” said Chen Xudong, President MBG Group, Lenovo and chairman Motorola Mobility Operating Board. “In the past ten years, our brand has grown manifold in India. We are excited to expand our presence and tap into India’s competent talent pool that will enable us to develop cutting-edge products for our customers across the world.”
The campus will house 1500 employees for manufacturing lines, quality assurance, product testing, etc. Both Lenovo and Motorola will have separate manufacturing lines at the same facility.
“The Indian Government’s thrust on ‘Make in India’ has opened up a plethora of opportunities for organizations looking to conduct business in India”, said Amar Babu, COO, Asia Pacific & Chairman, Lenovo India. “Currently for smartphones, India is the third largest smartphone market in the world, according to IDC and we believe this an opportune time. Lenovo is transforming into a global consumer technology brand by differentiating itself on innovation and design. Today’s announcement reiterates India’s strategic importance in Lenovo’s global strategy and we are confident that this will propel Lenovo to its next phase of growth, diversifying beyond PCs into smart connected devices.”
The Lenovo and Motorola brands have seen huge success in India and have come back to manufacture in India in support of the ‘Make in India’ initiative. Both companies have started integrating the manufacturing and supply chain operations and are working towards to combining many back-end operations as well.
For job information and to Apply for Jobs at Lenovo’s mobile manufacturing plant in Sriperambudur, Chennai, visit the Lenovo Careers site.
Lenovo is one of India’s most exciting companies, and our people are always working towards a stronger, brighter future. In fact, it’s the passion and commitment of our employees that has allowed Lenovo to expand our business in India with incredibly rapid growth.
Our presence in India spans many regions, with the Corporate Office located in Bangalore, and additional offices in Gurgaon, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata, as well as a manufacturing facility located in picturesque Pondicherry.
We strongly believe in the power of human capital to positively transform the company; that’s why we work to attract, develop and retain the best talent in the industry. This focus on attracting top talent and providing meaningful jobs has enabled Lenovo to achieve one of the lowest employee attrition rates in the industry.
Why Lenovo India?
- One of the leading PC companies in India
- A track record of consistently outperforming the market
- Lenovo is a leader in India’s enterprise and consumer business
- Strong brand awareness across the country
- Large retail presence, with more than 1,000 retail stores across the country
- Gold Medal in India Manufacturing Excellence Awards from Economic Times and Frost & Sullivan
Lenovo offers its employees endless challenges and rewards. We are inspired by the spirit of pioneering and fueled by the ‘DO’ attitude. It is this mindset, coupled with the commitment of every employee to grow and prosper that has helped take the company to the next level.
What do we look for in a candidate?
We’re looking for smart, team-oriented people who can get things done. When you interview at Lenovo India, you’ll likely speak with three or four employees, who will assess you in the following areas:
- Leadership skills
- Problem-solving skills
- Focus and commitment to deliver
- Role-related knowledge
What makes Lenovo such an exciting place to work in India?
In short, it’s our rapid growth; our open, dynamic and entrepreneurial environment; our commitment to protecting work/life balance; and our wealth of global career opportunities.