Datawind has opened its second state-of-the art manufacturing facility in Hyderabad. This manufacturing facility at GMR Complex of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad was inaugurated by Mr. K.T. Rama Rao, Minister of IT and Industry, Telanganaand and Mr. Nadir Patel, High Commissioner of Canada.
DataWind took a major step in the direction of realizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Vision of ‘Make in India’ by setting up its Hyderabad facility with a phased investment of Rs. 100 crores. The Hyderabad facility will manufacture 2 million units in the first year, whereas at full capacity it can reach up to 5 million units. The company will generate employment of around 1000 employees of which the company has already hired 500 employees.
Datawind has an assembly unit in Amritsar and had in 2013 set-up India’s first and only manufacturing facility for touch panels. DataWind’s first unit in Amritsar manufactures more than one lakh units per month, and almost 20 Lakh to date.
DataWind’s products break the affordability barrier and deliver Internet access across traditional mobile networks as DataWind executes its vision to empower the next three billion Internet users. The company’s success to date reinforces the fact that DataWind is the only tablet provider in India focused on providing affordable devices with Internet access. All DataWind devices come bundled with one year of free unlimited web access, and feature the most affordable plans available due to the company’s unique, patented technology that reduces up to 97% the amount of data needed for web browsing.