To make a phone which was made for Indians, by Indians! Taking the motto into reality the Chinese mobile vendor Xiaomi has opened its second manufacturing plant in India. The smartphone maker has partnered with Taiwanese electronics major Foxconn to set up the manufacturing plant in Andhra Pradesh.
Reaffirming its commitment to Make in India initiative, 95 percent of Xiaomi’s mobiles sold in India are now manufactured right in the country or they are now Made in India.
Talking about the new plant, the combined manufacturing facilities in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh generate employment for more than 5,000 people. Out of this more than 90 percent of the employees are women. Xiaomi currently has a production capacity of one mobile per second. The newly launched Redmi 4A will also be manufactured in this facility.
“With this new plant, we are truly excited to be playing a role in enhancing the quality of life for people in India and being a part of the fabric of the country,” said Manu Jain, Vice President and Managing Director, Xiaomi India.
Xiaomi second Manufacturing unit highlights
- 95 percent of Xiaomi’s mobiles sold in India will be manufactured in the country.
- The production capacity of one mobile per second.
- Employment for more than 5,000 people and out of its 90 percent are women employees.
Xiaomi started manufacturing mobiles in India way back in August 2015 with Redmi 2 Prime. It was manufactured in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh with the help of its partner Foxconn. By March 2016, around 75 percent of Mi phones were being manufactured in India.