Xiaomi has been one of the key supporters of the Indian government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, manufacturing quite a few of its products (including smartphones) in the country. Taking its commitment towards ‘Make in India’ one step further, the Chinese technology major has now announced that it’ll manufacture its Mi LED TVs in the country as well.
For the same, Xiaomi has set up a new manufacturing plant in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. The facility, built in partnership with Dixon Technologies, is spread over an area of 32 acres and employs 850 people. As per the company, the plant will have a production capacity of 100,000 Mi LED TVs per month (during operational hours) by the first quarter of 2019.
For now, the plant will commence operations with the local assembly of Mi LED Smart TV 4A’s 32-inch and 43-inch models.
Commenting about the development, Manu Jain, Vice President, Xiaomi and Managing Director, Xiaomi India, said, “Xiaomi’s tremendous success in India has been primarily contributed to our commitment in India and we are proud to take the next step with the support of state of Andhra Pradesh. After a successful smartphone journey, we are beginning a new chapter with Mi LED TV manufacturing in India. We are already the number one Smart TV brand in India, and we hope that with our increased focus on local manufacturing, we would be able to increase our supply and ensure we can reach out to many more Mi Fans.”
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Also present at the event were Andhra Pradesh’s Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, Dixon Technologies India’s Executive Chairman Sunil Vachani, and Minister for Information Technology, Panchayati Raj and Rural Development Nara Lokesh.