Samsung has determined to shut its smartphone manufacturing unit in Noida from March 23 to 25, which is simply three days versus the week-long metropolis lockdown. This is the corporate’s largest manufacturing unit and produces over 12 crore smartphone yearly. Samsung has directed all different workers within the advertising and marketing, R&D, and gross sales division to work at home.
“Following the Indian government’s policy, we will temporarily halt operations of our Noida factory until the 25th. We will work hard to make sure there is no setback in supplying our products,” mentioned an official Samsung spokesperson.
We can certainly count on some shortages within the short-term however Samsung plans to make up for the setbacks in manufacturing. In addition, the three day shutdown can even allow the Korean large to undertake sanitization and different well being measures to raised safeguard its staff.
This is the third Samsung manufacturing unit all over the world to close down briefly as a result of rising concern round COVID-19 outbreak. The firm halted manufacturing at its South Korean manufacturing unit earlier this month and moved it to Vietnam to keep away from delays.
Apart from Samsung, its counterpart LG too is following state authorities orders to close down its house equipment factories in Noida and Pune. Their operation shall be halted till the tip of the month, i.e 31st March, which can also be when the week-long lockdown will come to an finish in most cities.
Even Chinese cellphone makers Vivo and Oppo have halted smartphone manufacturing at their Greater Noida factories. They are at the moment in talks with the native authorities to debate future plans and the financial influence of the lockdown. Ericsson and Nokia, alternatively, are nonetheless carrying ahead with their manufacturing targets at their Pune and Chennai factories.