Apple iPhone Maker Foxconn To Invest $1.5 Billion In India
NEW DELHI, (IANS) – Contract manufacturer Foxconn plans to invest $1.54 billion in India, as the country doubles down on local manufacturing.
In a stock exchange filing, Foxconn said that the investment will help it fulfill “operational needs.”
The company, however, did not provide further details.
Foxconn is the main assembler of Apple iPhones, and both companies are keen to move away from China and create alternative supply chains.
Foxconn already has an iPhone factory in Tamil Nadu, which employs 40,000 people and has signed an agreement to invest Rs 1,600 crore in a new electronics components unit in the state that will create 6,000 jobs.
The company has also announced that it will be investing an additional Rs 3,300 crore in its manufacturing facility in Telangana. This will take the total investment of the company in the state to more than Rs 4,550 crore.