We have been hearing about this for some time, but a new report on the web says that Foxconn, Apple’s leading device manufacturer, is about to take production of the iPhone to India . Specifically, it would move to a new manufacturing plant possibly located in Maharashtra.
According to reports, Foxconn is considering buying a large piece of land in Maharashtra, a rich state located in the western region of India , although he would also be considering other locations. At the moment there is no agreement signed with the Indian government, but once this agreement is reached it will take about 18 months for the iPhone factory to become operational.
But it doesn’t stop there, as Foxconn is expected to expand its presence in India by 2020 with 10 to 12 facilities , including data centres and factories. Moreover, it would not be the first time that Foxconn has a presence in this country, as until 2014 they had a plant that closed after Nokia left the country.
It must be said that this news comes at a time when Apple is increasingly focused on exploiting the full potential of the emerging market in India . In addition, we are getting closer to Apple opening its own official store in India, as it recently became one of the first foreign companies to get a permit to open a retail store in the country.
The American company has announced that it plans to invest $25 million in a new office complex in India , which will generate approximately 4,500 jobs during the construction process. On the other hand, it should be noted that Foxconn is not the only Apple supplier willing to expand its operations in India.
From CultofMac they comment that Pegatron would also be planning to build his own factories in this country , taking advantage of the opportunities for cheap labor in comparison with China.