Cisco is planning to open a major manufacturing plant in India and is currently in talks with the government to make this a reality. The company’s CEO Chuck Robbins disclosed this interesting piece of information at the brand’s annual conference in Las Vegas.
According to PTI, Robbins called India one of the firm’s best bases. He claims the corporation is actively involved in the nation across the board and is now working on widening its horizons from digitization to smart cities. The CEO went on to discuss its factory ambitions, asserting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is very committed to manufacturing.
Cisco apparently presented Modi with a business case which it had been working on. It’s now moving forward with its plans. Robbins didn’t mention a concrete release date for the opening of the plant. However, he did disclose that India is currently going ahead with a number of healthcare and security initiatives, with a special focus on digital cities.
Cisco is a big player in the digital movement in India. It currently has a hand in over 15 smart city projects across the length and breadth of the subcontinent. The company is also in cahoots with the Andhra Pradesh government to roll out the administration’s long-gestating Bharat Net scheme.
Cisco has notably set up its second-largest site in India. The place is home to over 11000 employees. The firm further offers its services in the education sector to over 24000 students scattered across 47 schools.