In order to enable the creation of the iPhone, Foxconn plans to expand one of its plants in India, thereby boosting the nation’s capacity for production.
Nearby to the Chennai plant now in use for iPhone production is the current facility in Tamil Nadu. Within the following two months, Foxconn expects to complete the new expansion and start employing.
The Economic Times said that Foxconn’s growth in India is a continuation of its previously disclosed intentions, not a fresh initiative. The new plant would support Apple‘s attempts to diversify the sites of its supply chain and produce more products outside of China.
Recent food poisoning cases among the staff at the Chennai factory sparked protests. In consequence, hostels that sheltered employees were shut down; however, they have subsequently started to reopen.
A new hiring wave will start as soon as the new Tamil Nadu expansion is finished and workers return to the dorms. Due to the fact that the renovated plant is located in a Domestic Tariff Area, devices produced there can be sold here.
The importance of entering India’s fast developing market has been emphasized time and time again by Apple CEO Tim Cook. To enter that market, more devices must be produced domestically.