Xiaomi Announces Its 7th Manufacturing Plant In India

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi that dethroned Samsung as the No. 1 smartphone player in India, Tuesday announced setting up its seventh mobile manufacturing plant in India. The company has partnered with contract manufacturer Flex to set up the plant and for production.

Muralikrishnan B, Chief Operating Officer, Xiaomi India, shared “At Xiaomi, our efforts are consistently driven by our core philosophy – innovation for everyone. With this belief at heart, we have introduced our innovative Mi Pay service for our consumers in India. Mi Pay serves as the ultimate solution to a variety of consumer payment needs, hence empowering millions of Xiaomi users with access to digital payments. Thus, acting as an equalizer providing a seamless experience across all  smartphones.

Adding to that, we are also delighted to announce our new smartphone manufacturing partnership with Flex Ltd. In line with our sincere commitment to Make in India, this new association will further drive our localization efforts; ensuring that we locally design and offer our innovative products with the best specs of highest quality to our Mi Fans in India.”

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The manufacturing plant is in partnership with Flex Ltd, which has over 1 million square ft footprint across India. Xiaomi’s manufacturing plant with Flex Ltd is in Tamil Nadu. Today, Xiaomi has seven smartphone manufacturing plants across four campuses in partnership with FOXCONN, Flex and Hipad.

Few key statistics about Xiaomi India’s manufacturing plants in India:

·       Xiaomi now has a combined manufacturing capacity of up to 3 smartphones per second during operating hours.

·       Currently, 99% of Xiaomi’s smartphones sold locally are made in India.

·       Across these seven smartphone manufacturing plants, more than 20,000 operators are employed, out of which over 95% are women employees.

·       Xiaomi is also bringing the component ecosystem to India. early 65% of the value of the smartphone is sourced locally, highlighting the company’s greater localization commitments.

·       In addition, even smartphone chargers, USB cables and batteries are nearly 100% locally sourced.

Xiaomi has also partnered with Navitasys India Private Limited, a TDK group subsidiary to manufacture Mi Power banks locally.

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