New Delhi, May 14 -- Mobile handset maker Motorola Mobility LLC aims to make India its export hub for Latin America and Asia Pacific markets, a top company official told Mint.

"We have invested in our systems to become export ready. From India, we can export to the rest of the world," Prashanth Mani, Managing Director Motorola Mobility India, told Mint in an interview. "This is being done to bring supply chain and cost efficiencies, which would drive our profits. India will act as an alternate base of production for smartphones as it has cost structures similar to China."

The company has a manufacturing plant in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu that was set up about three years ago and currently manufactures phones for the Indian market.

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