Xiaomi turns to Vietnam for smartphone production
Smartphone makers in China experienced plenty of hurdles over the past year and are looking for alternative production and supply chain lines. Xiaomi has now turned its sights to Vietnam and has already delivered its first batch of smartphones made in its new production facility in Vietnam.
The new facility is located in North Vietnam of the country and represents an $80 million investment covering an area of 200,000 square meters. Hong Kong-based DBG Technology is trusted with the production.
Xiaomi’s goal is to use its new Vietnam facility as a hub for exports into neighboring Southeast Asia countries like Malaysia and Thailand. Xiaomi is second in terms of market share in Vietnam at 22% and only trails Samsung (34%). Xiaomi’s other manufacturing hubs are located in China and India.