After Smartphones, Xiaomi Starts Local Manufacturing Of TVs

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Friday announced that it has started local manufacturing of TVs in India. It is the second product from the company after smartphones that are manufactured locally. Xiaomi will manufacture its MI LED TV in the local plant.

For the local manufacturing of TVs, Xiaomi has partnered with Dixon Technologies and set up the manufacturing plant in a campus in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. The plant has a a total campus area of 32 acres. The factory with Dixon Technologies now employ more than 850 people. The factory will result in a production capacity of 100,000 Mi LED TVs per month by Q1 2019, during operational hours which if laid down covers more than 11 football fields of surface area, Xiaomi India said in a stattement.

The new Mi LED TV manufacturing plant will start local assembly with Mi LED Smart TV 4A 80cm (32”) and Mi LED Smart TV 4A 180cm (43”) for now. Recently, IDC announced that Mi LED TV has become the number 1 Smart TV Brand in India as per Worldwide Quarterly Smart Home Device Tracker, 2018Q2.

Manu Jain, Vice President, Xiaomi and Managing Director, Xiaomi India said, “Xiaomi’s tremendous success in India has been primarily contributed to our commitment in India and we are proud to take the next step with the support of state of Andhra Pradesh. After a successful smartphone journey, we are beginning a new chapter with Mi LED TV manufacturing in India. We are already the number one Smart TV brand in India, and we hope that with our increased focus on local manufacturing, we would be able to increase our supply and ensure we can reach out to many more Mi Fans.”

Honorable Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Sri Nara Chandrababu Naidu inaugurated the local manufacturing unit of Xiaomi.

“Andhra Pradesh continues to lead by example when it comes to Ease of Doing Business and the attractive policies for investors in the state which is attracting blue-chip manufacturers in the field from all over the world. I have a vision of making Tirupati an IT Hub offering a one-stop solution for leading electronics players encompassing the entire life cycle of and ecosystem in electronics from design to death.”

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