Dixon expands electronics manufacturing partnership with global brands

Jingyue Hsiao, DIGITIMES Asia, Taipei 0

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Dixon Technologies, a major EMS and ODM provider in India, is broadening its manufacturing footprint through strategic partnerships. The company has joined forces with Nokia and is reportedly in discussions to produce notebooks for HP, marking a significant expansion in its manufacturing business.

According to Business Today and Daiji World, on May 6, Dixon announced that its subsidiary, Dixon Electro Appliances Private Limited, partnered with Nokia Solutions and Network OY. The agreement entails developing and manufacturing telecom products for Nokia through Dixon.

Atul B Lall, chairman and managing director of Dixon, said the company was ecstatic to announce the partnership, which gives a strong impetus to India's manufacturing competitiveness. Lall highlighted the vast potential in the telecom products market and expressed confidence that Nokia's customers will benefit from their vision and stringent industry-leading processes, combined with Dixon's manufacturing expertise.

Furthermore, Business Standard, citing unnamed sources, reported that HP India, an approved applicant for the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for IT hardware 2.0, is reportedly discussing assembling its notebooks locally with VVDN Technologies and Dixon Technologies.

According to the report, HP, currently collaborating with US-based Flex for notebook manufacturing in India, is exploring assembly-only agreements with Dixon and VVDN, which qualify for PLI incentives. HP has also teamed up with Intel for locally manufactured notebooks. Under these agreements, HP would provide all required components for assembly.

Global electronics brands are partnering with India-based manufacturers amid the growing electronics ecosystem in India. Dixon secured a contract to assemble notebooks for Lenovo in India in December 2023. Additionally, Dixon is assembling Motorola feature phones for HMD India. In 2021, Dixon forged a partnership to assemble Acer laptops in India.

Furthermore, Padget Electronics, a subsidiary of Dixon Technologies, has inked a manufacturing agreement with China-based Longcheer, the second-largest smartphone ODM globally, to make mobile phones in India. This collaboration follows Dixon's acquisition of a majority stake in Ismartu India Private, responsible for manufacturing Transsion's mobile phones in India.