With Android phones dominating the India market, Apple is planning to consolidate its logistics operations, set up a dedicated distribution center for iPhones, iPads and computers in India reports the Economic Times.
Citing two senior industry officials, the report says that Apple is turning to its global logistic partner and one of Europe’s largest logistics companies, D.B. Schenker, to set up operations at Bhiwandi near Mumbai.
This distribution center in India will ensure the availability of Apple products at retail stores and set a common pricing for offline and online sales. This will ultimately enable the company to exercise greater control over the supply chain of its products, reports The Tech Portal.
Five months ago, during an earnings call, Tim Cook said: “India is now one of our fastest growing markets. In the first three quarters of this fiscal year, our iPhone sales in India were up 51% year on year. We’re looking forward to opening retail stores in India down the road, and we see huge potential for that vibrant country.”