Xiaomi He was one of the first tech manufacturers to take the government’s Make in India initiative. Previously, all of the brand’s locally made smartphones were produced by its partners Foxconn and Flex. Now, it has on-boarded new contract manufacturing partners in India to boost local production of its smartphones and smart TVs. Xiaomi said in a press release that it had accelerated smartphone manufacturing in India during the Kovid-19 epidemic and created more jobs for Indians.
According to a Xiaomi press note, the company has two new smartphone manufacturing partners in India, namely DBG and BYD. The former has already set up a manufacturing plant in Haryana and Xiaomi has a 20 per cent increase in local smartphone production. BYD, on the other hand, is in the process of setting up a plant in Tamil Nadu and will contribute “significantly” to the brand’s smartphone manufacturing capacity in India after the plant operates in H1 2021.
Xiaomi says 99 per cent of the smartphones sold in India are made locally. Major parts of Mi smartphones, which make up about 75% of the value of phones, are also made locally. Smartphone components such as motherboard, subboard, camera modules, battery, rear panel, chargers, USB cable, boxes and other components are locally made or sourced. Xiaomi has partnered with Sunny India, LY Tech, Salcomp, NVT, and other companies to manufacture these key components.
Before television, Xiaomi brought radiant technology to make its smart TVs. Radiant has set up a new manufacturing plant in Telangana. With this, 100 per cent of all smart TVs sold by the brand here are made in India. The company entered the smart TV market three years ago and is currently the No. 1 smart TV brand in the country.
The new manufacturing plants helped Xiaomi create another 10,000 jobs, taking the total number of people directly and indirectly to over 60,000.