The year 2020 has reminded us of a lot of basics that were being overlooked. Putting all your eggs in one basket is one of those. As the pandemic spreads and lockdown continues in the manufacturing hub of the world (China), companies seek manufacturing in India. Make in India has come at the right time for these companies.
India has always been considered as the IT hub of the world as many tech minds come from the country, from the inventor of USB ports to Microsoft CEO many Indians can be seen in the world of IT. So it makes perfect sense for companies like Apple who have now confirmed a $ 1Billion investment to set up a massive manufacturing unit in India. Considering that Apple is one of the biggest and most admired IT companies in the world, this is a big leap forward for the Indian market. Following the footsteps, there are other companies (Japanese and European) looking to join the race as India is the only other country that can provide such a large workforce.
Make in India – Benefits to Manufacturers
Make in India is a great opportunity for OEM’s. With 1.3 Billion people, India is a huge market for any company. The Indian economy was scaling up pre-COVID and will bounce back once things settle down. With that in mind, make in India will bring the cost of goods lower for OEM’s for the local market, thereby increasing their market share and enabling them to have the maximum benefit of their production facilities here.
Due to the physical location of India and massive ports, transporting goods from India is easy. Middle East, Sri Lanka, Singapore, and nearby island countries, are right next door. Australia and Africa are not that far away either. In fact, shipping to European countries and even the USA will be faster than shipping from China.
Indian’s have a much stronger grasp on IT related products and an education system leaning towards science. This means a lot of engineers available for companies at a cheap cost. This comes in really handy for OEM’s as employing an engineer from the USA or European countries to supervise production in China is an expensive affair in its own self.
There are more English speaking people in India than in any other country. This means that there is no need for interpreters and there is so much less confusion. Companies can easily set their policies and procedures and have any manager from India to implement and execute them. Many managers will be available with extensive experience working in the IT industry.
Benefits to Indian Market
Make in India will create millions of jobs that will help a lot of people earn their livelihood. This will be a great opportunity for engineers, graduates, skilled, unskilled labor, and many more alike. As a factory opens up, it requires a plethora of workers performing different tasks and brings an economic boost to the local community as well. Indian Govt. is incentivizing OEM’s to boost make in India.
With local manufacturing, the cost of goods, like MacBook, iPhone, iWatch, etc. will drop, and hence more people will be able to afford the luxury of owning such items. At the same time, spare parts for these items will become cheaper too and so will things like MacBook repair, iPhone repair, etc. This will bring multifaceted benefits to Indian consumers.
India is largely dependent on its agriculture for its economy; Make in India will bring a much needed economic boon to the Indian market. This will add value and improve the standard of living to millions of Indians. Needless to say that Indian Govt. has realized that and is putting its best foot forward to boost Make in India in front of OEM’s and is trying to capture as many deals as possible.
Central and State govt. are welcoming this initiative and are carving out special economic zones and policies to expedite this process and cutting a lot of red tapes. We look forward to this being materialized soon and millions of Indians benefited from it.
Team – Gadget Guruz