Xiaomi Wants India to Become More Export-Friendly Destination

By Tanya Aneja

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  • The company has invested in setting up a smart TV manufacturing plant in partnership with Dixon Technologies in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
  • Over 85 percent of the Mi TVs sold in India are currently locally manufactured
Manu Kumar Jain (pic source – Twitter)

According to a report by IANS, Manu Jain, vice president, Xiaomi and managing director, Xiaomi India has requested the government to make India a more export-friendly destination.

He added that the government should also invest in laboratories that allow for global standard testing since BIS is not a globally accepted standard.

Local sourcing network in India

The company has also invested in setting up a smart TV manufacturing plant in partnership with Dixon Technologies in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. Over 85 percent of the Mi TVs sold in India are currently locally manufactured. The company is striving towards establishing a component manufacturing local sourcing network in India for smartphones.

He informed the news daily that in order to become a global manufacturing hub, India needs to compete with other manufacturing hubs such as Vietnam and China — preferred by investors due to their attractive and stable export-oriented policies coupled with better infrastructure and logistics network.

Jain also highlighted that they have a production capacity of three smartphones per second during operational hours. Currently, they are operating at 100 per cent capacity. The capacity keeps expanding to meet the increasing demand for our products.

 

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