Samsung to invest Rs 3,500 cr for setting up smartphone display manufacturing unit at Noida

PTI, Jan 21, 2020, 5:05 PM IST

New Delhi: Consumer electronics major Samsung is investing Rs 3,500 crore to set up a smartphone display manufacturing unit in Noida.

Samsung India Electronics, the Indian unit of South Korean electronics giant, has transferred a land parcel of around 64,905 sq metres to Samsung Display, for a consideration of Rs 92.20 crore at its Noida plant, UP in two instalments, according to the regulatory filings before the Registrar of Companies (RoC).

Besides, Samsung India Electronics has also granted a loan of Rs 3,500 crore to Samsung Display Noida (SDN) for a period of three years, according to documents sourced by business intelligence platform Paper.vc.

“The parent entity of Samsung Noida Display Pvt Ltd viz Samsung Display Company Ltd, Korea has provided the corporate guarantee equivalent to the loan amount to the company,” the filing stated.

The draft corporate guarantee is to be issued by Samsung Display Co Ltd, Korea, in favour of the company, it added.

Samsung Display Noida, a group entity of the company, which has been incorporated “with the principal business of manufacturing, assembling, processing and sales of displays (including their parts, components and accessories) for all types and sizes of electronic devices.”

E-mails sent to Samsung India did not elicit a response.

To establish a manufacturing unit, it had approached Samsung India Electronics for transfer of a land parcel.

Eungkyo Seo, whole time director of the company is also a director of SDN, it added.

In the Indian handset market, Samsung India competes with the likes of Xiaomi, OnePlus and LG.

Samsung India Electronics’ consolidated net profit fell over 58 per cent to Rs 1,540.5 crore in 2018-19, according to a regulatory filing. The firm had posted a net profit of Rs 3,712.8 crore in the financial year 2017-18.

However, the company total income rose 20 per cent to Rs 73,085.9 crore in FY19 from Rs 61,065.6 crore in the previous fiscal, as per the documents filed by the company to the Registrar of Companies (RoC).

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