Corning Inc., a renowned materials science company based in New York, will establish its Gorilla Glass manufacturing facility in Telangana, India. This facility will produce cover glass for top smartphone companies. The investment of Rs 934 Crores by Corning and its partners will play a significant role in advancing smartphone manufacturing in Telangana and across India. It is expected to create job opportunities for over 800 people.
During his visit to New York, IT Minister KT Rama Rao met with Corning Inc.’s Senior Vice President John Bayne, Global Operations Executive Ravi Kumar, and Director of Government Affairs Sarah Cartmell. Rama Rao highlighted that Telangana has become a hub for electronics manufacturing due to proactive initiatives taken by the state over the past nine years. Hyderabad, in particular, has attracted several electronics manufacturing companies. Earlier this year, Foxconn made a substantial investment in the state. Corning’s investment in Telangana is expected to bring about a new era of smartphone manufacturing in the region and throughout India.
The meeting also included Industries Principal Secretary Jayesh Ranjan, Special Secretary for Investment Promotion and NRI Affairs Vishnu Vardhan Reddy, and Director of Electronics SujaiKarampuri.