Apple’s Taiwan Contract Manufacturers Foxconn

Apple’s Taiwan contract manufacturers Foxconn, Wistron, and Pegatron have applied for $6.65 billion (roughly Rs. 49,828 crores) scheme to spice up local smartphone manufacturing, tech minister said on Saturday. The production-linked incentive (PLI) plan offers companies cash incentives on additional sales of devices made locally over five years, with 2019-2020 because the base year. India hopes it’ll help turn the country into a worldwide smartphone export hub like neighbouring China.


Assembles Smartphones

Apple already assembles some its smartphones, including the iPhone 11, via Foxconn and Wistron’s local unit in two states.Pegatron, one among Apple’s top suppliers, has yet to open a plant in India, but is in talks with various states to line up operations, consistent with sources. South Korea’s Samsung has also applied for PLIs, technology minister Shankar Prasad told a press conference .

Biggest mobile Manufacturing

Samsung runs what it calls the world’s biggest mobile factory on the outskirts of latest Delhi. It also exports devices made at the plant.Lava, which once also assembled some models for China’s Lenovo, was among the businesses which had applied for the scheme, Prasad added

India’s smartphone sector may be a bright spot within the nation’s economy, because of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s emphasis on local manufacturing during a bid to make jobs.With quite 1 billion wireless subscribers and roughly 350 million users still on basic phones, India offers huge room for growth to smartphone makers.Its labour, which is cheaper than China’s, also allows companies to supply or assemble at lower costs.And companies are ramping up.
Foxconn said it plans to take a position up to $1 billion to expand a factory in Tamil Nadu state where it assembles iPhones, sources told Reuters last month.


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