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Skyworth Eyes 6 Percent Market Share In LED TV Segment, Introduces Metz Brand In India

China-based Skyworth Electronics is looking to garner around 6 percent share of the fast growing LED TV market here by 2021 as it expands its network and product portfolio, top company officials said. Skyworth Electronics, which last week introduced its German TV brand Metz in India, expects it to be one of the leaders in the OLED TV segment.

The company also plans to introduce its range of washing machines and cooling products such as refrigerators and air-conditioners in the Indian market by next Diwali.” For Skyworth, we are aiming to have around 6 percent market share in the LED TV segment by 2021,” Skyworth India Electronics CEO Amitabh Tiwari said.

The company expects to have around 0.8 percent market share in the LED TV segment this year and 2.5 percent in 2019.The Indian TV market, which is estimated at around 10.2 million units per year, is highly competitive with over 25 players.

Presently, over 72 percent of the LED TV market is controlled by three big manufacturers — LG, Samsung and Sony. Through Metz, the company aims to compete in the 4K Android, Android and Analog categories in the premium OLED (organic light-emitting diode) TV sets market.

Asked about the prices, Skyworth India Electronics Director Gopal Adhikarla said that it would at par with the top three LED TV manufacturers. “We are not in the competitive pricing segment,” said Adhikarla. The company would focus on both online and offline brick-and-mortar retail formats. “In 2019, for Skyworth we would have 1500 stores and approximately 450 to 500 stores for Metz, he said.

Skyworth also plans to invest around Rs 150 crore in advertising and marketing as part of its brand building exercise in the next three years and around one-fourth would be spend on digital channels, Adhikarla added.Over its foray into washing machines and cooling products, Tiwari said: “We are planning to introduce it next year Next year before festive season, we should have these products.” ― Business Standard

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