Giving boost to Modi’s ‘Make in India’, Xiaomi announces second manufacturing plant in India
Reaffirming its commitment to PM Narendra Modi’s Make in India program, Manu Kumar Jain, Managing Director Xiaomi India on Monday said that he is extremely happy to announce the second manufacturing plant in India. “Our combined production capacity in indoa = 1 phone/sec, during the operational hours. #MakeInIndia @makeinindia @XiaomiIndia. Now more than 95% of our phones being sold in India are #MakeInIndia @makeinindia @XiaomiIndia @RedmiIndia. We have been able to create employment for more than 5,000 people. 90+% of workforce are women. #MakeInIndia @makeinindia @XiaomiIndia,” he tweeted. He also thanked the Andhra Pradesh government, the state’s chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, Foxconn and all Xiaomi India employees for their support.
Earlier this year, Xiaomi India announced that it has crossed $1 billion in revenue in 2016 within the first two years of its operations in India — making it a first in the domestic industry. The announcement came shortly after Xiaomi said it sold more than one million smartphones in the country in 18 days and over two million smartphones for the first time in third quarter of 2016, with nearly 150 per cent year-on-year growth. “This achievement is a great motivation for us to deliver even more high-quality, disruptive products in the coming year,” said Manu Jain, India Head, Xiaomi, in a statement.
Redmi 3S and Redmi Note 3 are contributing significantly to the online smartphone market with nearly 50 per cent market share among top 10 phones in the country, the company said.