Foxconn smartphone starts production in India




The Taiwanese Foxconn has started production of smartphones in India. The company plans to 2020 in total to open a dozen new factories in the Asian country and thus provide one million jobs.

The news emerged in an interview with Foxconn CEO Terry Gou by NDTV . The first factory of Foxconn has opened in the southeast of the country. Gou says he just wants to open factories in rural areas, to transform as the area with jobs and infrastructure. At the moment he finds that infrastructure still inadequate. “Power is a problem. If the power fails, the whole factory is silent. Electricity, water, skilled workers, all those problems to be solved.”

Gou does state that he needs the approval of the Indian government to open all the factories and create jobs. It seems, however, that Foxconn that will get support, because India last year has put an initiative on legs called Make in India. This is specifically intended to encourage companies to produce their products in India. Who Foxconn will manufacture in India, has not yet officially announced, but an anonymous source versus Bloomberg said that it would go so far to Xiaomi and InFocus.

Foxconn is the trade name of Hon Hai, which is headquartered in Taiwan and more than a million employees. The manufacturer makes hardware for numerous computer and smartphone businesses and regularly came negative news by poor working conditions, which even led to suicide.

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