TCL India plans to double network in India

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Kochi, Aug 1 (UNI) TCL India Holdings Pvt Ltd, a 100 per cent subsidiary of Chinese consumer electronics major TCL, today said it planned to double its branch and dealer network in India, which has emerged as a major market for it.

Addressing a press conference here, TCL India Managing Director Warren Wang said the company planned to double its existing dealer network of 5,000 and branch network of 20 in two years' time.

He said the company, which started its operations here in 2004, had a sales turnover of Rs 340 crore last year, with nearly 40 per cent of the sales being contributed by south India.

After establishing its base in south and east, the company was now looking to stabilish itself in the West and make a foray into the north Indian market, he added.

Describing Kerala as an important market, contributing almost ten per cent of its all-India business, company Vice-President Rajesh Rathi said TCL India did a business of about Rs 16 crore in Kerala during Onam last year.It was targeting sales of about Rs 18 crore to Rs 20 crore during Onam this year, he added.

Kicking off the Onam offers, Mr Warren said TCL India was launching two new models of LCD and three slim TVs packed with features such as a swivel base, 442 programme memory, FM Radio, game, child lock, notebook, seven picture mode, x-ray protection and graphic equaliser.

A voltage fluctuation indicator was the first for any television maker in the country, he said.

The price of the TVs ranged from Rs 4,490 to about Rs one lakh.

Apart from assured gifts on any TCL purchase, lucky winners would also stand the chance of getting trips to China and Dubai, Regional Manager Moncy Varghese said.

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