Government of India’s (GOI’s) ‘Make in India’ Initiative achieves a major milestone.
Padget Electronics Private Limited announced a partnership with Xiaomi Technology India Private Limited to manufacture smartphones and related products for the latter. Padget Electronics is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dixon Technologies India Limited. The products will be manufactured at Padget’s manufacturing plant in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
Padget Electronics has been approved for GOI’s production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme, thus, receives the allotted incentives. Xiaomi, facing increased regulatory scrutiny in India, may benefit from the scheme.
“It gives us immense pleasure to partner with Xiaomi, which is an iconic brand. We are delighted and encouraged by the trust they have placed in Dixon for this association.” commented Atul B Lall, vice chairman and managing director at Dixon Technologies India.
This collaboration aligns with the GOI’s efforts to promote local manufacturing and reduce dependence on imports. Xiaomi earlier collaborated with India’s Optiemus Electronics Limited to manufacture its Bluetooth neckband earphones which were previously imported from China.
“Leadership of Xiaomi India met me today. I have set out to them our expectations of them increasing exports, deepening supply chain ecosystem and value addition in India, and all products to be data privacy compliant,” Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, posted on a social media platform.
Dixon also manufactures phones for Reliance Jio, Motorola, and Nokia. Motorola phones are exported from India.