Thomson will make pocket-friendly laptops running on Windows 11 in India, the price will be this much
From next year you will be able to buy cheap laptops from French brand Thomson through online and offline mediums. Sahasra Group of noida will make cheap laptops for the company.
The central government started the PLI scheme in 2020. Under this, the aim is to strengthen the companies at the global level by promoting domestic manufacturing. Many laptop companies have liked this scheme of the government and they are in support of it. Meanwhile, Noida-based Sahasra Group, a recently approved beneficiary by the government for IT hardware, has booked its first order to make laptops for French electronics brand Thomson. That means the company will manufacture laptops in the country for Thomson. For those who don't know where Thomson is, it is a French brand that is entering the indian IT hardware market. The company aims to create pocket-friendly entry-level laptops
Price and when will the company's laptops be available?
According to a report in the Economic Times, Thomson is mainly targeting the entry-level segment in India. The company's global general manager Pierre Krasnowski said it plans to launch Windows 11-run laptops priced below Rs 19,990. This means you will get a chance to buy cheap laptops at the price of Android phones.
You will be able to shop from here
You will be able to buy these Thomson laptops from major e-commerce websites Amazon, Flipkart, Croma, Vijay Sales, etc. from next year. The company has also conducted proof-of-concept with primary schools of UP and some other state governments. Thomson will offer laptops for educational purposes. The report said that the products will also be listed on the government e-Marketplace (GeM) portal for public procurement.
1 lakh laptops will be made in the first year
Varun Manwani, CEO of Sahasra Group, the company that manufactures laptops for Thomson, said that we are targeting the production of 100,000 units in the first year to meet the eligibility criteria of the scheme. He said initial cost inefficiencies will be offset by PLI benefits, while further savings will accrue as more supply chain vendors set up base in India. Sahasra plans to invest capital of Rs 250 crore in the next six years. varun Manwani said the manufacturer has already spent Rs 50 crore to build a new manufacturing plant in Bhiwadi, UP.