Xiaomi India on Wednesday tweeted a video of its second manufacturing unit in Sri City Andhra Pradesh in which it said that the combined production capacity in India = 1 phone/sec, during the operational hours. The video also lauds PM Narendra Modi’s key program ‘Make in India’ which is helping in creating millions of jobs. “When we started our India business, we wanted to build a truly Indian company with Indian values, that’s why we announced our Make in India plans. Our first plant was already being run at more than 100% utilisation and still, we were not able to fulfil the entire demand. That’s when we started planning a new manufacturing plant along with our partner Foxconn,” said Manu Jain, Managing Director Xiaomi India. “It’s very humbling to see how this has transformed their lives. Special thanks to Foxconn who has been a great partner in our India growth story,” he added. 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 the third quarter of 2016, with nearly 150 percent 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 in a statement.
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— Mi India (@XiaomiIndia) March 21, 2017
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