Foxconn has expanded its existing TamilNadu plant in India to make more Apple iphones in the country, the Economic Times of India (ET) reported.
In April, the media outlet also said that some of Foxconn's factories near Chennai, India, had received approval from Indian authorities to increase labor to meet the country's growing demand for iphones. New Delhi: The Indian government has approved Apple's application to use 40 acres of land for a Foxconn factory building operating in the Chennai Special Economic Zone (SEZ).
"We are excited to be in India for our local customers... Production of iPhone 13 started, "an Apple India spokesperson said.
Products previously made in the SEZs will be exported overseas to enjoy tariff benefits. After the designation, the region will be considered India's DTA (Domestic Customs Area), allowing Foxconn to increase its workforce and ramp up production to meet local demand when iPhone shipments from India continue to grow.
On the other hand, Foxconn has been improving living conditions in staff dormitories after a food poisoning incident that led to months of production suspension, and all Foxconn dormitories should be approved. Foxconn will reopen in the first week of May.
Apple has started making the iPhone 13 at Foxconn's Indian plant as its supply chain increasingly diversifies from China to India and Vietnam. In addition, demand for iphones in India is on the rise. According to IDC, 4.77 million iphones were shipped in 2021, a record for Apple in India.
The production plan means that all of Apple's best-selling models are now made locally through two contract manufacturers, Foxconn and Wistron.
The Foxconn production line is located in Sriperumbudur, a small town in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, IT House learned.