- Xiaomi has onboarded two manufacturing partners for smartphones and one for smart TVs in India
- The new manufacturing partners will increase the company’s production capacity
- At the moment, the company manufacutures 99 percent of its phones in India
Recently, Xiaomi completed five years of its ‘Make in India’ journey. The company added that it was an early adopter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Make in India’ initiative. It manufactures all its smartphones in the country via partners Foxconn and Flex.
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Today, Xiaomi India announced that it has joined hands with two new manufacturing partners for increasing smartphone production capacity in the country. Additionally, it is also onboarding a new manufacturing partner for smart TVs.
Xiaomi ramps up its manufacturing efforts in India
For smartphones, Xiaomi has onboarded two manufacturing partners – DBG and BYD in India. The former has already set up a plant in Haryana, while the later is setting up in Tamil Nadu. The brand’s production capacity has increased by 20 percent thanks to the partnership with DBG. The partnership with BYD is also expected to increase the company’s production capacity significantly. It is expected to start operations by the first half of 2021.
Xiaomi added that it manufactures 99 percent of its smartphones locally in India. It has also been ramping up local sourcing of smartphone components. The majority of the components like PCBA, camera module, battery, back panel, USB cable, charges etc are locally manufactured or sourced in India, as per the brand. These components are said to contribute to more than 75 percent of the value of a smartphone.
Xiaomi also onboarded a manufacturing partner called Radiant Technology for the manufacturing of smart TVs in India. It has set up a production plant in Telangana. Going forward, 100 percent of the smart TVs sold by Xiaomi will be ‘Made in India’. The company has been making ‘Made in India’ TVs for the last two years through its manufacturing partner Dixon Technology that has a factory in Tirupati.
Xiaomi says that last year the company and its partners generated employment for 10,000 people taking the entire workforce count to 60,000 in India.
Xiaomi India MD Manu Kumar Jain said in a statement, ‘2020 was an exceptional year, the pandemic led to multiple challenges disrupting the entire global and India supply chain. Despite this, the Mi India team worked together to further expand our local supply chain and manufacturing capability. It is due to our continued expansion of our local production that today, we continue to maintain our leadership in the smartphone and smart TV market space and emerged as the most trusted smartphone brand.