In India, Xiaomi will produce wireless audio equipment
In an effort to further localize its operations, Xiaomi Corp.’s Indian branch announced on Monday (May 29) that it will begin producing wireless audio products in the nation through a cooperation with electronics manufacturer Optiemus.
According to a statement released by the firm, Xiaomi India will manufacture its first locally sourced audio device at Optiemus Electronics’ factory in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, with the goal of increasing the use of locally sourced components by 50 percent by 2025.
The drive comes after the maker of the Redmi brand of smartphones was recently surpassed in India’s smartphone market by South Korean rival Samsung.
The firm “committed to forging more such collaborations for a wider range of categories across our product line-up,” but did not specify what kind of audio product it plans to manufacture in the Indian factory.
Xiaomi, which produces the majority of the smartphones and televisions it sells in India, has not provided a timeline for when it will begin producing the audio goods. In India, it offers a variety of headphones and audio products, including speakers and earbuds.
The government of India has long advocated for domestic manufacturing as part of its plan to achieve economic independence.