Even as the interruption in production in China persists owing to a variety of circumstances, Apple Inc.’s suppliers Foxconn and Pegatron are seeking to increase manufacturing capacity at their facilities in Tamil Nadu that are now manufacturing premium smartphone models like the iPhone 14. As demand from their client to build phones in India keeps rising, the two Taiwanese contract manufacturers of Apple Inc. would raise their investment in Tamil Nadu, people with knowledge of the situation informed DH.
Foxconn HAs Big Plans For Indian Plants
The news coincides with rumors that Apple plans to move a sizable amount of its operations from China to India. According to a source who spoke to DH, “Foxconn and Pegatron want to expand existing facilities by putting in extra expenditures” because they already have operations in Chennai.
Another insider claimed that Foxconn is already constructing a third facility in the Sriperumbudur grounds specifically for the assembly of Apple products. Another insider claimed that Foxconn is already constructing a third facility in the Sriperumbudur grounds specifically for the assembly of Apple products. The source stated that “the construction work is underway and they have applied for different licenses and clearances,” but she omitted to say how much new money had been invested.
The insider further revealed that Pegatron, whose enormous plant was officially opened on September 30, is likewise seeking to increase its production capacity. At the moment, both Foxconn and Pegatron assemble premium Apple phones, including the iPhone 14 top model. DH wrote emails to Foxconn and Pegatron asking for their responses, but neither company replied. Once the Union government accepts Luxshare’s request to operate from the long-gone Motorola facility outside of Chennai, the production of Apple accessories in India will also see an increase. Luxshare is a Chinese contract manufacturer for the Cupertino-based electronics giant.
According to the sources, DH, the request by Luxshare is being expedited, and, assuming all paperwork is in order, it will not be long before the company receives the necessary approval.