Asus, computer hardware and electronics company, will consider setting up a manufacturing plant in India. However, the Taiwanese company wants clarity on issues such as taxation and duty structure.
Speaking on the occasion of Z3 Launch, Peter Chang, Regional Head, South Asia and Country Manager, Systems Business Group, Asus India said “We are evaluating the need for a manufacturing plant here. However, it depends on the government policies and also volume.
The company, which is ranked No. 4 in notebook computers, hopes its launch of smartphones and tablets will give the required volume to consider the plant, he said. India is a price sensitive market, and Asus is launching products customised to India he added.
The company also recently launched ZenFone 5 at 9,999. “These two under 10,000 range offers us a solid base to tap the growing smart phone market,” he newspersons on the launch of these products in the city. Being the second largest exporter of IT services and home to growing number of IT firms makes Chennai as one of the important markets for Asus, he said.