Google is looking to move some of the production of its Google Pixel line of smartphones to India. Bloomberg News reports that the company is actively looking for manufacturing partners in India.
According to insiders, the company is in talks with Foxconn’s India subsidiary Bharat FIH, Dixon Technologies, and Lava International as potential partners for production in India.
This development of Google moving production to India comes after Google’s Head, Sundar Pichai, held meetings with Union Minister for Information Technology, Ashwini Vaishnaw, where the two reportedly discussed about the potential of Google to manufacture its products in India.
The companies Google held talks with have previously received production-linked incentives for manufacturing in India, so we know Google has incentives to start production soon.
India is rapidly growing as the go-to destination for international brands to move production from China. Apple shifted some of its production of iPhones to India recently and is going full-on with an upcoming partnership with Tata for the production of iPhones. According to reports, Apple plans to move 25% of its production to India by 2025 and 50% by 2027. We can expect more and more brands to start producing their products in India as the ecosystem around production is also growing rapidly.