Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has selected BYD and DBG in India for smartphone manufacturing in the country.
The DBG manufacturing facility is already operational in Haryana and the BYD facility in Tamil Nadu will be completed within the first half of this year.
Xiaomi already has three manufacturing plants in India in partnership with Foxconn and Flex spread across Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, IANS reported.
“With the DBG factory going live we expect our production capacity to increase by about 20 per cent within this quarter. This factory went live two months ago. The BYD factory should be operational within the first half of this year and we expect the capacity to further increase,” said Manu Kumar Jain, managing director of Xiaomi India.
Xiaomi India MD said that the manufacturing facilities will help the smartphone seller in the country to meet the “massive demand” and help the company stay protected in case of any future supply chain disruptions in situations like a pandemic or other such events.
Majority of the smartphone components are also now locally manufactured in India or locally sourced, including the PCBA (Printed Circuit Board Assembly), battery, sub-board and chargers, among other components.
“If you add all of this together then approximately 75 percent of the phone is already covered from a value perspective,” he said, adding that the company is also working with partners to manufacture the camera panel locally in India.
“Total number of people working in our smartphone factories as part of the Xiaomi family has gone up to 30,000.”
The number of people working with Xiaomi and its partners who are exclusively working for Xiaomi products have gone from 50,000 last year to 60,000 now.