The Amazon decision is a big setback for China. Amazon India has said it will start local manufacturing of its devices here. The company will reduce its dependence on China. This will accelerate the government’s Make in India campaign. E-commerce giant Amazon is working with Foxconn subsidiary Cloud Network Technology to build its Fire TV stick in Chennai.
Fire TV stick is currently requested from China and Taiwan
The Chennai factory will be operational by the end of this year. Currently, Amazon is sourcing its Fire TV stick from China and Taiwan for the Indian market. Amazon India said in a blog post that the company is gearing up to manufacture millions of devices in India every year and will consider increasing production capacity in view of domestic demand.
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Amazon’s popular devices include the Fire TV stick, e – book Kindle and smart speakers Echo. Apart from this, the company sells products under Amazon Basics, mostly made in India. The Government of India has recently introduced Production Link Incentives (PLI) for various electronic products. Amazon India head Amit Agarwal tweeted, “This confirms our commitment to Make-in India.”
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