Global consumer electronics and smart manufacturing company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an IoT platform at its core, Xiaomi, has opened its first-ever shop in Ghana.
The office located on the Spintex road in Ghana’s capital, Accra is the first by the Chinese company in West Africa.
Xiaomi is known for its matchless smart accessories including phones, earpieces, television, routers, headphones, rice cookers, electronic toothbrushes, and many more.
Speaking at a short ceremony on Saturday, October 16, 2021, to officially open the first Xiaomi office in West Africa, CEO for Device Tech, Hassan Mikati said Xiaomi’s arrival into the West African market is a “game-changer” that will offer Ghanaians the best smart accessories.
“We will make a very good impact because the prices we have cannot compete. We cost much lesser than most of the brands. We are number one in Europe, India and we will be number 1 in Africa,” he stated.
Mikati said the Chinese company decided to set up in Ghana first because, “they have the potential, especially in smartphones and tech it is very well developed. The network is very good here and it will help us accomplish things.”
Xiaomi Corporation was founded in April 2010 and listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on July 9, 2018.
The company relentlessly builds amazing products with honest prices to let everyone in the world enjoy a better life through innovative technology.
Xiaomi is one of the world’s leading smartphone companies. The company’s market share in terms of smartphone shipments ranked no. 2 globally in the second quarter of 2021. The company has also established the world’s leading consumer AIoT (AI+IoT) platform, with 374.5 million smart devices connected to its platform (excluding smartphones and laptops) as of June 30, 2021, excluding smartphones and laptops.
Xiaomi products are present in more than 100 countries and regions around the world.
In August 2021, the company made the Fortune Global 500 list for the third time, ranking 338th, up 84 places compared to 2020.
It is a constituent of the Hang Seng Index, Hang Seng China Enterprises Index, Hang Seng TECH Index and Hang Seng China 50 Index.