In order to support the Make in India campaign, HP and Google have established a partnership with Google to manufacture Chromebooks in India.
According to a press release, this partnership aims to advance a shared goal of improving the state of digital education in India, providing educational authorities, schools, and institutions with cost-effective, secure, and high-quality computing devices, and enabling more students to improve their educational experiences.
The Flex Facility, close to Chennai, where HP has been producing various laptops and desktops since August 2020, will produce the Chromebook devices. On October 2, 2023, HP Chromebooks will start to be produced.
Chromebooks help over 5 crore students and teachers across the world as they are the leading devices in K-12 education. Chromebook devices have in-built accessibility and security features.
Vickram Bedi, Senior Director, Personal Systems, HP India, said, "HP is committed to advancing digital equity, and we have been driving many initiatives to enable digital education across India. Manufacturing Chromebook laptops in India will allow Indian students to get easy access to affordable PCs. By further expanding our manufacturing operations, we continue to support the Make in India initiative of the Government."
Bani Dhawan, Head of Education, South Asia, Google, said, “At Google, we’ve been working closely with the local education ecosystem, supporting them in their transition to digital-first learning experiences through our products and teacher programs. The local production of Chromebooks with HP marks an important step in our efforts to continue supporting the digital transformation of education in India. We hope this collaboration will help accelerate the adoption of technology in more schools so that every student and educator have access to the tools and skills to pursue their personal potential.”