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Amazon partners with Foxconn to make Fire TV Sticks in India

New Delhi welcomes move in line with self-reliant manufacturing push

Amazon Fire TV Stick devices will be produced at a Foxconn subsidiary's plant in the Indian city of Chennai starting this year.   © Reuters

MUMBAI -- Amazon's first foray into producing devices in India begins later this year, the U.S. e-commerce company announced Tuesday, saying the move reflects its "commitment" to New Delhi's efforts to build a more independent supply chain.

Amazon will produce Fire TV Stick devices in the country. Manufacturing will be handled by a subsidiary of Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry -- the iPhone assembler better known as Foxconn -- at a plant in Chennai. The effort "will be able to produce hundreds of thousands" of devices a year, according to an Amazon statement.

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