As part of its expansion plans in India, Chinese handset manufacturer Xiaomi has announced the setting up of its second manufacturing unit at Sri City, Andhra Pradesh.
The plant is being set up in association with Taiwanese contract manufacturing giant, Foxconn.
Xiaomi, which forayed into India in July 2014, said in a statement: “With the new manufacturing plant, more than 95% of Xiaomi’s smartphones sold in India are now manufactured in India.”
It added: “Xiaomi will now have a combined production capacity of one phone per second during operational hours.”
It said that the new plant will create employment for over 5,000 people and over 90 per cent of the workforce will be women.
Xiaomi India vice-president and managing director Manu Jain said, “With our second manufacturing plant running, we are extending Xiaomi’s commitment to being in India for the long haul and are generating more jobs in the country.”