India Will Become Xiaomi’s Global Manufacturing Center To Export Smartphones
Over the past two years, Xiaomi has developed rapidly in overseas markets, especially India, the second-most populous country in the world. Xiaomi has surpassed Samsung and other companies to take the first place in India. Manu Kumar Jain, Vice President of Xiaomi International and Head of Xiaomi India said in an interview with IANS that Xiaomi has 7 factories in India. More than 99% of Xiaomi smartphones sold in India are locally produced in India.
He also added that for India to become a global manufacturing center and more conducive to exports, it must compete with some countries. At present, Xiaomi has launched a small-scale pilot program to export ‘Indian’ Xiaomi smartphones to Bangladesh and Nepal.
In addition, he stated that BIS is not a global standard, and India should also invest in laboratories for global standard testing.
Regarding the production of local Xiaomi smartphones in India, Manu Kumar Jain said that Xiaomi currently cooperates with Foxconn of Taiwan and Flex of Singapore and has seven smartphone manufacturing plants in India. Four of them are in Andhra Pradesh, two are in Tamil Nadu, and one is in Noida. More than 99% of Xiaomi smartphones sold in India are locally produced in India.
In addition, smartphone chargers, USB cables and batteries are also almost 100% manufactured in India. In terms of smart TVs, in cooperation with Dixon Technologies, a smart TV manufacturing plant was established in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. Over 85% of Xiaomi TVs sold in India are locally produced in India.
According to the statistics report of the Indian market for the third quarter of 2019 issued by IDC, the total number of smartphones shipped in the Indian market was 46.6 million units, an increase of 9.3% year-on-year. Xiaomi ranked first with 12.6 million units of shipments, an increase of 8.5% year-on-year. The share reached 27.1%. Samsung shipped 8.8 million units, a year-on-year decrease of 8.5%, and the share fell to 18.9% .