The Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi on the completion of its completed 5 years of its “Make in India” journey. In order to expand its manufacturing in India for Mi smartphones and smart TVs the company has now announced that it has two new manufacturing partners DBG and BYD. Both the companies will be responsible for setting up more manufacturing units for smartphones in the country. Whereas Radiant Technology will be responsible for manufacturing Mi smart TVs in India
Speaking on the initiatives, Manu Kumar Jain, MD, Mi India said, “2020 was an exceptional year, the pandemic led to multiple challenges disrupting the entire global and India supply chain. Despite this, the Mi India team worked together to further expand our local supply chain and manufacturing capability. It is due to our continued expansion of our local production that today, we continue to maintain our leadership in the smartphone and smart TV market space and emerged as the most trusted smartphone brand. Being committed to India’s growth, Mi India was one of the first adopters of the Honorable Prime Minister’s Make-in-India initiative, back in 2015. Today we are renewing our commitment by adding new manufacturing partners such as DBG and BYD for smartphones and Radiant technology for smart TVs. Now 99% of our smartphones and 100% of our smart TVs are manufactured in India and the majority of the components for smartphones will be locally manufactured or sourced from India. We hope to play a small role in building India as a global manufacturing hub.”
Mi India has announced its partnerships with new manufacturing partners – DBG and BYD – for manufacturing smartphones in India. Earlier Foxconn and Flex were manufacturing all of their smartphones in India but to ramp up its Indian smartphone manufacturing in the country it has boarded two new manufacturing partners.
The DBG has set up a smartphone manufacturing plant in Haryana, while BYD is setting up a plant in Tamil Nadu. According to Xiaomi, this collaboration is expected to further increase Mi India’s manufacturing capacity in India. Mi India’s partnership with DBG has increased the brand’s monthly manufacturing capacity by about 20%. BYD India is also expected to contribute significantly to the production capacity once its operations begin by H1 of 2021.
The company claims to manufacture over 99% of its smartphones locally in India. It has been local manufacturing and sourcing of smartphone components in the country itself by partners such as Sunny India, NVT, Salcomp, LY Tech, Sunvoda and many more.
As per the company, the majority of the components such as PCBA (mother-board), sub-board, camera module, battery, back panel, USB cable, chargers, boxes and many more components are locally sourced or locally manufactured therefore contributing to more than 75% of the value of smartphones.
Apart from this until now, Dixon Technology was responsible for manufacturing Make in India Mi TVs for Mi India. And now the company has partnered with a new manufacturing partner – Radiant Technology – for manufacturing smart TVs in India. Radiant Technology has set up a manufacturing plant in Telangana.
According to the company with the new manufacturing plants going live, the extended Mi India family has further grown to 60,000 people in India.
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