Xiaomi unveils its second manufacturing facility in India
Xiaomi manufacturing new unit,China’s Xiaomi smartphone announced Monday its second manufacturing unit, in partnership with Taiwan’s multinational Foxconn, in reaffirming its commitment to ‘Make in India’, after recording $ 1 billion in revenue last year, Andhra Pradesh.With the new manufacturing plant in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh, more than 95% of the Xiaomi smartphones sold in India will be manufactured in the country.Xiaomi will now have a combined production capacity of one phone per second during operating hours.”We are present in 20 markets worldwide, but India is leading the market in terms of volume and is also the fastest growing market for us. All eyes are on this market and we will continue to Do what we do and offer excellent after-service to our users, “said Manu Jain, vice president and general manager of Xiaomi India, at IANS.
The company also launched Rs 5,999 Redmi 4A smartphone powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor coupled 2GB of RAM.Xiaomi entered India in July 2014 and quickly announced its intention to establish its first manufacturing plant. The first plant entered service in August 2015 and by March 2016, more than 75% of its telephones were manufactured in India.The plant has also helped create jobs for more than 5,000 people from more than 100 surrounding villages.More than 90 per cent of the workforce is women.The new phone with 5-inch HD screen features a 13MP rear camera, a 5 MP front camera with Beautify mode and a 3.120 mAh battery.Consumers can buy Redmi 4A from March 23rd at 12pm exclusively on Mi.com and Amazon.”With this new plant and our latest Redmi 4A, we are truly enthusiastic to play a role in improving the quality of life of people in India and being a part of the fabric of the country,” added Jain.
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