Samsung, Intex and Rising Star are the top three Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the country, according to CMR.
Rising Star is the largest contract manufacturer in India. Rising Star manufactures phones for Asus, Gionee, InFocus, Oppo and Xiaomi. Global OEMs manufacturing handsets for India include Shenzhen Tecno Technology (manufacturers for Itel), Samsung Electronics (Huizhou) and Shenzhen Benavi Electronics (manufacturers for Zen and Micromax).
48 OEMs and 3rd party manufacturers made mobile handsets in India in Q4 2016. Remaining 140 ODMs supply to brands selling in India.
The report said Make in India program has not resulted in strengthening of domestic brands though it has encouraged manufacturing in India.
The Make in India program should have elements that attracts manufacturing and gives impetus, especially for local brands towards building a thriving ecosystem.
Samsung is the leading ODM for overall mobiles as well as smartphones in India. Rising Star is the leading ODM for overall mobiles as well as smartphones in india. Rising Star is the leading 3rd party manufacturer, while Intex and Vivo are the two ODMs making to the top 3 lists of overall handsets and smartphones respectively.
By Baishakhi Dutta