Mobile manufacturer Xiaomi is wants to set up manufacturing plants in collaboration with Foxconn and is discussing the plan with state governments. Manu Jain, India head at Xiaomi said, “We are looking to expand capacity and set up more lines and plants. We are proactively looking at it and are working with our partner Foxconn. Currently, discussions are on with different governments. We have also been increasing the capacity at the existing plant” Xiaomi recently launched its largest device, the Mi Max, in India on Thursday. The first batch will be imported from China, but the domestic production will begin in This Month, July.
Hugo Barra, Vice President, Xiaomi Global said, “After taking into consideration several factors, manufacturing in Andhra Pradesh was an obvious choice for us. This has been possible due to the support of Chief Minister Shri Nara Chandrababu Naidu and his forward thinking policies, as well as Mr. Ashok K Kantha, the Ambassador of India to China, who played a key role in helping us to forge links with Andhra Pradesh.”
The assembly line also marks the return for Foxconn, officially known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, to the Indian market. The world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer was forced to shut up shop in Asia’s third-largest economy last year after client Nokia stopping making phones at that plant.