Foxconn group is the largest OEM company in China. Besides China, Foxconn group has also built an apple product manufacturing base in Brazil, South America, producing tablets and smartphones. However, according to foreign media reports, Foxconn has stopped manufacturing Apple tablet computer in Brazil, will also stop Apple mobile phone production, and this may be the Brazil plant efficiency is low, and the government of the United States has punitive tariffs.
According to foreign media Istoe Dinheiro quoted sources reported that, in 2011, Foxconn group entered the Brazil market, announced a $about 10000000000 investment plan, and said it would help Brazil create one hundred thousand jobs.
China has become the largest manufacturing base of Apple products in Foxconn group. It is reported that Foxconn has built the second large-scale Apple mobile phone production line in Brazil, St Paul.
However, the source said, at the current manufacturing base in Brazil, Foxconn has stopped production of apple iPad, is expected to also stop the assembly of Apple's mobile phone business.
It is reported that Foxconn group manufactured Apple products in Brazil, part of the import to the United States market. The sources said, before U.S. President Barack Trump said, will encourage multinational companies to local manufacturing in the United States, if the product manufacturing, and input to the United States market in other countries, will impose high punitive tariffs. Sources said that Trump's policy may lead to the decision to stop production in Brazil.
In addition to the influence of Trump government policy, Brazil appeared in the economic crisis, domestic politics also appears uncertain, in addition to Brazil factories and workers of the production efficiency is relatively low, these factors have prompted Foxconn to stop production of Apple products in Brazil.
However, Foxconn group subsequently issued a statement saying that although the domestic economic and political crisis in Brazil, but Foxconn will maintain operations in the Brazil region. Foxconn did not mention whether Apple's manufacturing plan in Brazil has been adjusted.
According to foreign media reports before, Foxconn in Brazil ambitious investment plans, did not achieve the expected success, Foxconn did not create the number of jobs in Brazil after the commitment, the local production of Apple products, apple did not reduce the price of the product. In addition, Foxconn's commitment to Brazil's many goals has not become reality.
As everyone knows is that Trump has been pressing to the Apple Corp, in the hope that Apple will be able to Chinese products manufacturing business part of the relocation to the United States, but today, apple did not meet the requirements of Trump. Not long ago, as a token gesture, apple came up with $1 billion to set up a fund to promote advanced manufacturing and create more jobs by encouraging partners.
Previously, Foxconn group head Terry Gou has met with President Trump. According to the latest news, Foxconn group will be the two major investment projects in the United States, respectively, to set up a two LCD panel factory, each for LCD TV and smart mobile phone. Two factories of investment projects, the government has led to a state of the United States
In addition, Foxconn group's investment projects in the United States, whether Apple will stake, is not yet known.
According to media reports such as Nikkei, Foxconn's plan to build two factories in the United States does not deal with the foundry business of apple electronics. In other words, Foxconn is unlikely to use American manufacturing plants to replace the Brazil foundries.
Apple chief Cook also said that China has electronic products supply chain maturity, even impose punitive tariffs on the United States government, Apple's foundry business will still be made in overseas, rather than set up factories in the United states. American media have also pointed out that both the overall number of skilled workers, or electronic products and spare parts supply chain, the United States does not have to set up a large consumer electronics manufacturing base, Trump hope Apple electronic products manufactured in the United States, but unrealistic wishful thinking.