OPPO’s manufacturing plant which is spread across 110-acre in Greater Noida produces, tests, packages, and stores devices which are among the highest-selling electronics in India. OPPO claims it is now manufacturing one smartphone every three seconds at its 110-acre facility. To ensure a seamless supply chain of smartphones to market, the factory stocks materials for over 1.2 million phones at any given point, the company said.
The factory is equipped with state-of-the-art machinery across the production level. The entire facility is divided into four sections including Assembly, SMT (Surface Mount Technology), Storage, and Supply Warehouse. The super-machines at the SMT section can hold 37000 micro components per hour, adding on to the production efficiency. Through the advanced technology the team can complete one Printed Circuit Board Assembly or PCBA in 6.25 seconds.
The manufacturing unit has 52 rows with 37 assembly stations and 20 test stations and can dispatch hundreds of micro-parts for 200 smartphones in under 10 minutes. There are 20 test points in each assembly line with innovative testing equipment like the hard pressure test, in which the smartphone functions are tested after a 35 kg push is applied 100 times on it. For the micro-drop test, the devices are dropped 28000 times from a height of 10 cm.
Elvis Zhou, President of Oppo India said “With growing popularity of OPPO smartphones, we will be further building up on our manufacturing capabilities to meet the rising demand. Agility, innovativeness and creativity will be the key to success for OPPO India. “India is a market of strategic importance for OPPO, and this factory is a testimony to our commitment for the country. The integration of high-end technology and human workforce with high level of expertise, creative and cognitive skills is enabling us to produce the most loved OPPO smartphones.”
With over 10,000 strong workforces the factory produces more than 6 million phones a month during peak seasons. Each one of the workforce at the plant undergoes a rigorous training schedule. This is designed to create a well-trained workforce equipped with technical skills and troubleshooting capabilities to operate the world-class plant ensuring value creation, precision work and quality management.