(From L-R) Josh Foulger, Country Head and Managing Director, Bharat FIH, Dr. V Sumantran, Advisor Bharat FIH, and Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, IIT Madras during the inauguration of Bharat FIH at IIT madras Chennai
Bharat FIH, formerly known as Rising Stars Mobile India, a subsidiary of FIH Mobiles, a Foxconn Technology Group Company, today announced the opening of its Research & Development Centre at the IIT Madras Research Park, Chennai. This R&D Centre will offer end to end services portfolio to customers that includes product design, tooling & moulding, global sourcing and manufacturing services for Smart Phones and other products and services in the electronics segment. This world class facility will be equipped to offer tailor made robust product designed for all current and future cutting edge technologies for its global and Indian customers. Bharat FIH R&D Centre will be among the first R&D Centres in India to design end to end 5G devices. This Centre will also leverage the IT strength and local talents.
According to Josh Foulger, Country Head and Managing Director, Bharat FIH – “There is a clear market need for innovative technologies and products with quick turnaround times in the ever changing electronics segment. Our India R&D will capitalize on our manufacturing strengths and collaborate with our global teams under the Foxconn Technology Group in product design, cost optimization, customer experience, sourcing, tooling and manufacturing. OEM brands in electronics sector will have access to our latest technologies and robust designs based on deep consumer insights and assist them in shortening their product development cycles.”
Bharat FIH R&D Centre will operate in four domains namely, Industrial, Mechanical, Hardware and Software Design and will be aligned to help translate customer requirements into product specifications for all electronic products. The Centre offer design and product development services, including mechanical design for manufacturability with customised own proprietary CAD/CAM tools that enhances design and product development capabilities. Besides, the centre has the advantage of carrying out design for commercially manufacture products since it has the flexibility of design and production process to achieve higher quality, lower cost, improved automation and better maintainability, which will position Bharat FIH as industry leader in technological innovation.
Bharat FIH Pvt Ltd was rechristened from Rising Stars Mobile India Pvt Ltd to better align with India’s growth agenda and Atmanirbhar initiatives by the Government of India. In the backdrop of India’s growth, Bharat FIH will forge ahead to be one of the most innovative and customer oriented company with an end to end product portfolio in Electronics Manufacturing.