Following the rigid restrictions imposed in China due to the fear of the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Foxconn’s plant at Zhengzhou has been facing a lot of disruption. The Company is now considering increasing the number of workers at its plant in India to ensure that global supplies are not impacted, especially amidst a growing demand for iPhones.
Over the next two years, Foxconn, the Taiwanese multinational electronics company and Apple supplier, intends to expand its workforce at the Indian iPhone factory in Tamil Nadu four times, by 2024.
At its Zhengzhou plant, which is probably the world’s largest iPhone manufacturing plant, Foxconn employs at least two lakh workers.
Now, Foxconn wishes to hire about 53,000 more workers for its Tamil Nadu plant by 2024, so that the production of iPhones gets the required push.
This is also part of Foxconn and Apple’s plans to slowly move production out of China.
The Tamil Nadu plant was launched in 2019 and is way smaller than the Zhengzhou factory, but very important to Foxconn.
Tamil Nadu government officials have reportedly even met the CEO of Foxconn in Taiwan and assured government support in Foxconn’s future ventures and investments in Tamil Nadu.
Other than Foxconn, Pegatron and Wistron are the two other companies that assemble iPhones in India, in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, respectively.