Bengaluru, February 3: One of the prestigious brands ‘Apple’ had earlier announced to set up its manufacture plant in Karnataka. On Thursday the government of Karnataka welcomed the proposal offered by Apple Inc’s to begin the initial manufacturing operations in the city.Information and Technology Minister Priyank Kharge said that “Apple’s intentions to manufacture in Bengaluru will foster cutting edge technology eco system and supply chain development in the state, which are critical for India to compete globally.” The representatives from Apple Inc’s during discussion with the Karnataka Government had positive outlook about the initiatives in manufacturing operations and collaborations with government.
Kharge said that “the Karnataka government is committed to new initiatives in any sector for manufacturing and will provide a conducive environment for investment.” Apple is expected to start production for the Indian market in April, he added. Apple’s iPhone will be manufactured in Bengaluru and will target all the domestic markets.
The release stated that the iconic iPhones would be manufactured in Bengaluru by Wistron, a Taiwanese OEM maker for Apple. Wistron has plans for setting up iPhone manufacturing plant for domestic market in Peenya. Welcoming the Apple’s decision the Karnataka government becomes the most preferred destination for foreign investment which aims to boost manufacturing.