Xiaomi Announces Three New Smartphone Assembly Plants And One PCBA Manufacturing Plant In India

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Xiaomi Announces Three New Smartphone Assembly Plants And One PCBA Manufacturing Plant In India

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Xiaomi India has inaugurated three new smartphone assembly plants in India. These new plants are located in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, which are capable of producing one smartphone in two seconds. Additionally, the company has also launched its first-ever PCBA (Printed Circuit Board Assembly) unit located in Tamil Nadu.

Manu Jain, Vice President, Xiaomi Global and Managing Director, Xiaomi India said:

In 2015 we extended our long-term commitment to the Indian market by joining the ‘Make in India’ programme. Today we are deepening this commitment with three more smartphone factories and our first SMT plant dedicated towards local manufacturing of PCBA units.

Xiaomi is one of the pioneers in the country to start local assembly of PCBAs, and I believe we will continue to play a key role in transforming India into a global manufacturing hub.

Xiaomi started to assemble it’s smartphones in India in 2015 under the ‘Make In India’ initiative from the Central Government. As of now, 95% of the Xiaomi smartphones sold in India are ‘Made in India’. To be precise these devices are assembled in India by importing components from China. Making/Assembling a smartphone locally will help the company to save tax and will enable faster distribution of these devices. With these new smartphone assembly plants, the company creates employment to 10,000 people. Additionally, 95% of the employment will be reserved for females.

Xiaomi has partnered with Foxconn to manufacture PCBA units using the Surface Mount Technology in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu. PCBA units constitute for the 50 percent of the cost of a smartphone and by assembling in India, the company will save a ton of money on import duties. Xiaomi will produce 100% of PCBA units used in Xiaomi smartphones launched in India will be manufactured in India by the end of Q3 2018.

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