Xiaomi has begun building a fully robotic smartphone factory. This facility is called Black Light Factory, and the whole project is called Smart Factory.
The first stage of the project started last year, when the company focused on R&D and technology testing. Phase I also meant the launch of production with a capacity of 1 million smartphones per year.
The current phase of Phase II is already the construction of a full-fledged plant with a capacity of 10 million smartphones per year. As a result, we can say that the factory will release one smartphone approximately every three seconds.
All processes in the factory, including assembly, testing and packaging, will be produced by robots. The factory will cover an area of over 58,000 m22, and the cost of the facility will be $ 9.3 billion. All works are expected to be completed by the end of 2023.