Xiaomi to start manufacturing phones in Pakistan


New Delhi, Nov 2 : Chinese smartphones and electronics giant, Xiaomi plans to manufacture phones in Pakistan, its local partner, Air Link Communication Limited, revealed in a material disclosure statement filed in the Pakistan Stock Exchange, Geo News reported. "Xiaomi, the global consumer electronics & smartphone giant, has joined hands with Select Technologies (Pvt) Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air Link Communication Limited, as its manufacturing partner for Xiaomi mobile phones in Pakistan," reads the statement. Last month, Air Link had announced that it will incorporate a wholly-owned subsidiary "Select Technologies (Pvt) Limited". "The primary objective of this wholly-owned subsidiary would be to take on additional mobile device manufacturing of certain selected brand(s)," Air Link had stated. Air Link said that it is initially targeting the production of an estimated 2.5-3 million handsets annually, which "will have a material incremental impact on the earnings per share of the company other than the normal course of business". The manufacturing of these smartphones will approximately contribute $450 million annually to revenue, the company projects. "The production facility will be located adjacent to Air Link's existing state-of-the-art mobile manufacturing facility at the Quaid-e-Azam Industrial Estate, Kot Lakhpat Lahore," read the statement. The production facility is expected to be operational within January 2022. /IANS


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