Thomson Multimedia India Pvt. Ltd., one of the largest consumer electronics Group is planning to add 15 ‘Techno Shoppes’ across the country by December 2002 to bring to the customer, the entire range of products of the company.
Thomson Multimedia will be opening outlets in Mumbai, New Delhi, Indore, Bhopal, Lucknow, Bangalore and Hyderabad. The Mumbai and New Delhi outlets are expected to be ready by January 2002. The company currently has outlets in Calcutta, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad and Chennai. Thomson would be investing, on an average, Rs 20 lakh per outlet.
These ‘Techno Shoppes’ would offer the entire range of products of the company right from audio and television to top of the line products. The company is also working on developing new cabinet designs for televisions to suit the Indian market.
Thomson is also leveraging on the emerging digital business (DVD, DTH and DTT), besides strengthening its TV range and introducing innovative video products.
In India, last year, the company had posted a turnover of Rs 320 crore, of which about five per cent was from the export market.