One of the leading mobile phone manufacturer, Nokia, confirmed that its facility at Sriperumbudur crossed 500-million mark in handset production.
This is indeed the fastest production ramp-up that Nokia has seen in any of its ten facilities across the globe.
To mark the achievement, Nokia plans to auction the 500th million phone, a Nokia C3-00, personally autographed by its brand ambassador Shahrukh Khan. The money earned by the auction will be given to a charity. Nokia also gifted that model to all its employees as a gesture of appreciation.
Prakash Katama, Director, Chennai Factory Operations, said in a press conference that Finland-based company had invested around $285 million to create to expansion facilities in India. Since it was setup in 2006, the facility has grown to become one of the largest phone making unit in the world.Â He expressed confidence that the company would touch the one billion handset production mark sooner than later.
With the market share growing for Nokia day by day, wonder how Nokia plans to sell these 500 million handsets.