Nokia India Celebrates as they cross production volume of 500 million handsets

Nokia’s manufacturing facility at Sriperumbudur, Chennai has made history by producing 500 million handsets. The tall number was achieved in a period of 5 years and the handsets produced are sold in India as well as to the global market.
“This is a very special milestone for Nokia’s Chennai manufacturing facility and we thank our employees for all their hard work and dedication. We have created a unique record across the world – this is not only a proud moment for us at Nokia, but a major highlight in India’s young and rising electronics manufacturing industry. This achievement only proves that with the right kind of organisation focus, employee contribution and government support, India can deliver world-class manufacturing standards and set new benchmarks”, said Prakash Katama, Director – Chennai Factory Operations, Nokia India.

To celebrate the achievement, Nokia has announced that they are selling the 500th million phone which is a Nokia C3-00. The phone is autographed by Nokia’s brand ambassador Shahrukh Khan and is put on an auction for consumers to bid on. Consumers can visit and bid for the special C3-00. The amount raised through the auction and the proceeds will be donated by Nokia to charity. The highest bidder will also have a chance to host watch the IPL 4 cricket match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians in Kolkata on the 22nd of May 2011 and will receive the handset personally from Shahrukh Khan. The bid ends on 15th May 2011.

What’s more ? All the employees at its Chennai manufacturing facility will be gifted with a Nokia C3-00 as a gesture of appreciation for contributing towards achieving this milestone.