Google plans to invest billions in Tamil Nadu for smartphone plant

New Delhi, May 24, 2024.

Google plans to invest billions of dollars in Tamil Nadu, to establish smartphone manufacturing facilities, reported Bloomberg.

The tech giant has set its sights on Tamil Nadu in its bid to expand manufacturing operations within the nation.

Google intends to start the assembly of Pixel phones in the state, setting up fresh production lines in collaboration with Taiwanese contract manufacturing partner Foxconn Technology Group, according to sources familiar with the matter quoted in the report.

Additionally, its Wing subsidiary is also expected to begin drone assembly operations in Tamil Nadu.

A delegation from the Tamil Nadu government, including Minister for Industries TRB Rajaa and senior executives, had discussions with senior Google management in the US to advocate for their state as a prime manufacturing destination, as per sources quoted in the report.

There has been no official confirmation from Google or Foxconn regarding these developments as of now.

Google’s decision to accelerate its plans for device manufacturing in India aligns with the strategic moves of companies like Apple Inc, aiming to diversify away from China to reduce geopolitical risks.