Tecno phones are made by Tecno Telkom Limited, a company based in China. This company was started in 2006. Tecno Telkom Limited is a subsidiary of Transsion Holdings, the Company that also owns Infinix and Itel brands. Since its establishment, this company has been focusing on emerging markets. This explains why it put its focus on Africa and the Middle East. In Kenya, Tecno has grown to become one of the most trusted brands. It prides itself as one of the few smartphone brands with manufacturing plants in Africa. The company has a manufacturing plant in Ethiopia.