Xiaomi has officially begun construction of a fully automated smartphone assembly plant. The foreign resource CNtechpost told about it.
According to the source, the plant will cover an area of about 58 thousand square meters. It will be equipped with an intelligent production line that will assemble smartphones and cell phones in a full cycle – from placing SMT boards to packaging finished devices. Automation will be able to test both individual parts and the assembled device as a whole.
By the way, this is the second automated plant of the Chinese giant – the first is located in Yizhuang and was built not for mass production, but for special projects. However, the new Beijing Xiaomi Smart Factory Phase 2 will be 10 times more powerful than the previous one and will be able to produce up to 10 million smartphones per year. The total cost of the automated factory is estimated at 60 billion yuan (or $ 9.3 billion).
CEO Lei Jun shared additional details on his plans. According to him, the preliminary project was developed and approved in just 84 days – Xiaomi began construction as soon as it received the rights to the land.
The Xiaomi Smart Factory Phase 2 in Beijing is expected to be fully completed by 2023.
Earlier, we talked about how Xiaomi copied the design of accessories for its future tablet from Apple. In addition, the company received a massive petition from its fans in Europe and has already responded to it.