Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has partnered with Dixon Technologies to set up a new manufacturing plant in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh and is also planning to manufacture its Mi LED TVs in the country as well. This was Xiaomi’s another step towards India’s ‘Make In India’ initiative.
The new Mi LED TV manufacturing plant spans across an area of 32 acres and will employ more than 850 people. As per the company, it will have a production capacity of 100,000 Mi LED TVs per month by the first quarter of 2019. Initially, Xiaomi will start with a local assembly of the 32-inch Mi LED Smart TV 4A and 43-inch Mi LED Smart TV 4A that was launched earlier this year. After the first quarter of 2019, it will look at the local manufacturing of the recently launched 49-inch Mi TV4A Pro and 32-inch 4C Pro.
Xiaomi has 8 units of an overall manufacturing plant that spread across 3 states in India including six smartphone manufacturing plants in partnership with Foxconn and Hipad Technologies across Sri City, Andhra Pradesh; Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu; and Noida, Uttar Pradesh and a power bank plant in partnership with Hipad Technologies in Noida.
At the inauguration event, Manu Jain, Vice President, Xiaomi and Managing Director, Xiaomi India commented “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.”
On the occasion last week, Andhra Pradesh’s Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu shared his vision of making the holy city of Tirupati an IT Hub by offering a one-stop solution for leading electronics players. On this decision, Minister for Information Technology, Nara Lokesh also expressed his belief that Xiaomi’s manufacturing unit would further advance the state’s aim of making it the electronics hub in the future. Dixon Technologies India’s Executive Chairman Sunil Vachani commented that the partnership would definitely benefit the consumers with Dixon’s manufacturing experience and Xiaomi’s innovative solutions.