Progressing towards the next stage of making phones in India, Xiaomi is planning to open three more smartphone manufacturing plants in India. Xiaomi had started its first manufacturing plant in India in 2015 under ‘Make In India’ programme and now there are six Xiaomi manufacturing plants running in India.
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Apart from smartphones, the company has also started the manufacturing of Power Banks in India with the partnership of Hipad Technology in Noida, U.P. In the new upcoming SMT (Surface Mount Technology) plant Xiaomi will be locally manufacturing PCBA (Printed Circuit Board Assembly) in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu.
Manu Jain, Vice President, Xiaomi Global and Managing Director, Xiaomi India said, “Xiaomi’s high-quality, well-designed products at honest prices have been instrumental in disrupting the Indian smartphone industry. In 2015 we extended our long-term commitment to the Indian market by joining the ‘Make in India’ programme. Today we are deepening this commitment with three more smartphone factories and our first SMT plant dedicated towards local manufacturing of PCBA units. Xiaomi is one of the pioneers in the country to start local assembly of PCBAs, and I believe we will continue to play a key role in transforming India into a global manufacturing hub.”
The company has announced these future steps in its first Supplier Investment Summit in India where 50 global smartphone component suppliers came to teach them about the Indian manufacturing ecosystem or help them to set local manufacturing plants in India. If these suppliers will be success, this idea will bring a huge investment of more than 15,000 crore and approx. 50,000 job opportunities.
Manu Jain, Vice President, Xiaomi Global and Managing Director, Xiaomi India said, “We are extremely glad to host the first-ever Supplier Investment Summit in India. We believe that this will help our suppliers assess and expand the manufacturing base in the country. It will also contribute towards investment and job opportunities and help boost the overall economy of the country.”