Haier to Open Indonesian Mobile Phone Factory This Year
Published on: 28th Mar 2014
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By: Ian Mansfield
Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer Haier says that it plans to open a mobile phone production factory in Indonesia later this year.
"They have set a target to begin the operation [of the factory] by the end of this year," the Industry Ministry's director general for high-technology priority industries Budi Darmadi said as quoted by Kontan.
The handset factory will be based at Haier's existing electronics production facility in West Java, and it is investing US$800,000 in the production line.
In addition to own-brand smartphones, it will produce phones for the Smartfren mobile network operator who will sell them as operator-branded handsets.
It's reported that Indonesia imported 60 million cellular phones in 2013.