Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Union Minister for Electronics & Information Technology, Communications and Law &Justice, held a virtual meeting with Amit Agarwal, Amazon’s Global Senior Vice President and Country Head for India.
Range of issues related to digital sector were discussed during this meeting. After the meeting Amazon India has made an announcement to start manufacturing of electronics products from India. To begin with, Amazon is going to start manufacturing of Amazon Fire TV stick from India.
Amazon will commence its manufacturing efforts with contract manufacturer Cloud Network Technology, a subsidiary of Foxconn in Chennai and start production later this year.
The device manufacturing program will be able to produce hundreds of thousands of Fire TV Stick devices every year, catering to the demands of customers in India.
Amazon will continuously evaluate scaling capacity to additional marketplaces/cities depending on the domestic demand. Entry of Amazon in this sector adds to the success story of electronics manufacturing in India.
Prasad asked Amazon India to help in taking products made by India’s artisans and Ayurvedic products to global markets through e-Commerce Platform. He said, “Amazon is a global company but Amazon India must evolve as a truly India company deeply connected with Indian business community and culture.”