The recent COVID-19 outbreak is now greatly affecting the businesses. It forces the country’s economics to stan still. After affecting business and many districts, the effect is now can be felt in the country’s smartphone industry. As per the recent report, three major smartphone manufacturers in India, Vivo, Oppo and Samsung halt their manufacturing process for now.
As per the source, all the companies have halted their smartphone production at the factories located in Greater Noida. They take such steps following the lockdown announced by the Indian Government. On the other hand, the companies will soon meet with the government officials of Uttar Pradesh to discuss their future action.
Samsung has officially confirmed that the company has suspended its smartphone production in India. It may be noted that Samsung’s Noida manufacturing facility is the world’s largest smartphone manufacturing unit. It was established in the year 2018.
An official spoke person from Samsung, in a statement informed employee is the highest priority for the company. To keep themselves and their families protected from COVID-19, and in compliance with government rules, Samsung is suspending its manufacturing work in Noida. Besides, the company has advised its staff at R&D, marketing and sale offices to work from home.
Some Manufacturing units are still operating
According to the source, Vivo has also advised its employees to do work from home from today. However, apart from these companies, other major OEMs, such as Nokia and Ericsson’s manufacturing plants located in Pune and Chennai, are still continuing with the production. An Ericsson spokesperson informed that the Pune manufacturing unit would follow the social distancing principle. That means there will be 50 per cent of the total workforce will be working in the plant.
More than 70 districts across the country are now under a complete lockdown. Only essential services will operate during this time.