Chinese firm Xiaomi wants to make more products locally in India. The strategy of manufacturing products through third parties is keen on getting more of its products made in India. The product range from television to t-shirts, the list of such products to be made locally is varied.
“We are definitely exploring [prospects] of setting up more factories for all other products,” Xiaomi vice president and Xiaomi India MD Manu Jain said.
televisions, headphones, t-shirts, cases, covers and speakers “we want to set up local factories,” Mr. Jain said at the opening of Xiaomi’s 1,000th service center in India, here on Wednesday. All proposed factories would also be third-party owned.
He also said, “We don’t own a factory anywhere in the world not even in China… don’t manufacture any product anywhere in the world. Only design [them],”.
Mr.Jain said Xiaomi has also emerged as the industry leader in after-sales service against other players, as per a report from Red Quanta.
Citing IDC figures, he said Xiaomi India was the number one smartphone brand in India in Q3 and Q4 2017 and Q1 of 2018 with 9-10 million shipped from the factories each quarter.