Speciality glassmaker Corning Inc has proposed to establish a Gorilla Glass manufacturing facility in Telangana, India.

The investment is expected to have an impact on smartphone production in the area leading to the creation of employment opportunities for 800 people.

The Rs. 934 Crore commitment by Corning and its partners represents a strategic move that aims to catalyze the smartphone manufacturing ecosystem in both Telangana and across India.

The official announcement came following a meeting between Telangana’s Minister for ITE&C and Industries, K T Rama Rao, and Corning Inc.’s key representatives in New York.

Present were John Bayne, the Senior Vice President, Ravi Kumar, the Global Operations Executive, and Sarah Cartmell, the Director of Government Affairs at Corning Inc.

Rao said: “With Corning’s substantial investment in Telangana, we are poised to usher in a new era of smartphone manufacturing, not just within the state but throughout India.”