- The company, with increased employee strength, has been shifting offices every now and then
- Xiaomi now has a team strength of more than 20,000 people
Xiaomi is all set to start working from its new headquarter located in Beijing. The China-headquartered consumer electronics company has been focusing on AI development and the eight buildings spread over 210,000 square meters space will give it the freedom to work on the same.
Donovan Sung, global spokesperson, Xiaomi, tweeted, “We’re getting ready to move to a brand new office building in Beijing soon… We just put up the Xiaomi logo today. Welcoming all global Mi Fans to come visit HQ once it’s ready.”
We're getting ready to move to a brand new office building in Beijing soon… We just put up the #Xiaomi logo today. 😎
Welcoming all global Mi Fans to come visit HQ once it's ready. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/X3ekeqZya0
— Donovan Sung (@donovansung) June 18, 2019
Beijing to Beijing
It is to be noted here that Xiaomi’s current headquarters are also located in Beijing. In fact, the company has also shifted its head-office a couple of times in the past. However, with Xiaomi moving into this massive facility, it is believed that the company will stick to it for a long time. It is also rumored that Xiaomi owns this new headquarter. The previous ones, were mostly rented.
Interestingly, Xiaomi is calling its new facility its science and technology center. It is believed that apart from consumer electronics, this new headquarter will be primarily focused on research around AI and IoT. Xiaomi has been focusing on the smartphone+AIoT strategy for a long time now.
Xiaomi founder, chairman and CEO, Lei Jun had recently said, “The first quarter of 2019 was the first quarter after the launch of our dual-engine strategy of ‘Smartphone + AIoT’ and a series of key adjustments. Over the past year, we made significant improvements and adjustments in our core strategies, management structure, technology research and development system, product and brand development system, etc.”
Jun added, “Looking ahead, we will be investing RMB10 billion in the development of ‘All in AIoT’ in the next 5 years, to capture the development opportunities in the age of artificial intelligence (AI) and IoT, thus laying a solid foundation for Xiaomi’s development in the next 5 to 10 years. We will replicate our success in the enhancement and adjustment of business strategies in the domestic market to our international markets.”
As of March 31, 2019, global shipments of the Xiaomi smart TVs had reached 2.6 million units, representing a year-on-year growth of 99.8 per cent. Excluding smart TVs and laptops, the Group’s ecosystem products, as per Xiaomi, such as Mi Band, Mi Air Purifier and Mi Electric Scooter, also achieved robust sales growth.
MI has over 480 authorized Mi Home stores in the world. Out of these 480 Mi Stores, 79 stores are located in India.
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