Amazon Teams Up With Foxconn Subsidiary, Cloud Network Technology For Fire TV Stick Production In India

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  • It said that it will evaluate scaling capacity to additional cities depending on the domestic demand
  • Amit Agarwal, global SVP and country leader for Amazon India, said that Amazon is committed to partner with the Indian government to advance the vision of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat

Amazon has partnered with contract manufacturer Cloud Network Technology, a subsidiary of Taiwan-based electronics firm Foxconn, to begin production of Amazon Fire TV Stick devices in Chennai. It said in a statement that the facility will be able to produce hundreds of thousands of Fire TV Stick devices every year. It said that it will evaluate scaling capacity to additional cities depending on the domestic demand.

Enhance domestic production capacities, and create jobs

Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister for Communications, Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice, on the development that it welcomes Amazon’s decision to set up a manufacturing line in Chennai, as it will enhance domestic production capacities, and create jobs as well. This will further the mission of creating an Atmanirbhar Bharat which is digitally empowered.

Amit Agarwal, global SVP and country leader for Amazon India, said that Amazon is committed to partner with the Indian government to advance the vision of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat. He added that it has pledged to invest $1 billion to digitize 10 million small and medium businesses, help Indian businesses sell worldwide thereby enabling $10 billion in cumulative exports, and create an additional 1 million jobs by 2025.

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