Amazon on February 16 announced that it has joined hands with Foxconn's subsidiary, Cloud Network Technology and will begin manufacturing Amazon Devices, including Fire TV sticks, in Chennai later this year.
“The device manufacturing programme will be able to produce hundreds of thousands of Fire TV Stick devices every year, catering to the demands of customers in India,” the company said in a blog post.
“Amazon will continuously evaluate the scaling capacity to additional marketplaces," it added.
Company's India chief Amit Agarwal briefed information and technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on the details of the company’s manufacturing plans.
Agarwal informed that the company has reiterated its commitment to the government’s Make in India push.
Amazon has deep roots in India, with founder Jeff Bezos pledging to build one of his biggest e-commerce operations outside of the US in the country.
With its latest manufacturing program, Amazon is signalling that it’s digging its heels in.
The company had earlier pledged an investment of $1 billion to digitize 10 million small and medium businesses, help Indian companies export $10 billion of goods and also promised to create an additional 1 million jobs by 2025, reported Bloomberg-Quint.
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