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      Foxconn Plans $700 Million iPhone Plant in Karnataka to Boost Local Production | Details Inside

      Foxconn Technology Group plans to invest about $700 million (approx. Rs. 5,763 crore) on a new plant in India to boost up local production, people knows the matter said, underscoring an accelerating shift of manufacturing away from China as Washington-Beijing tensions grow.

      The Foxconn, also known for its flagship unit Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., plans to build the plant to make iPhone parts on a 300-acre site close to the airport in Bengaluru, the capital of the southern Indian state of Karnataka, according to the people, who ask not to be name as the information is not public.

      Foxconn factory may also assemble Apple’s handsets, some of the people said, and Foxconn may also use the site to produce some parts for its nascent electric vehicle business.

      The investment is one of Foxconn’s biggest single outlays to date in India and underscores how China’s at risk of losing its status as the world’s largest producer of consumer electronics.

      Apple and other US brands are leaning on their Chinese-base suppliers to explore alternative locations such as India and Vietnam.

      It’s a rethink of the global supply chain that’s accelerate during the pandemic and the war in Ukraine and could reshape the way global electronics are made.

      This new production site in India is expect to create about 100,000 jobs, the people said.

      Foxconn’s sprawling iPhone assembly complex in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou employs some 200,000 at the moment, although that number surges during peak production season.

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      Output at the Zhengzhou plant plunge ahead of the year-end holidays due to Covid-relate disruptions, spurring Apple to re-examine its China-reliant supply chain.

      Foxconn’s decision is the latest move that suggests suppliers may move capacity out of China far faster than expect.

      The plans could still change as Foxconn is in the process of finalizing investment and project details, the people said.

      It’s also unclear if the plant represents new capacity, or production that Foxconn is shifting from other sites such as its Chinese facilities.

      Apple decline to comment.

      Hon Hai, whose Chairman Young Liu met India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi this week, did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

      The Karnataka state government also did not immediately respond.

      Liu met, who is on tour in India, has commit to another manufacturing project in the neighboring Telangana state.

      Foxconn’s decision would be a coup for PM Modi’s government, which sees an opportunity to close India’s tech gap with China as Western investors and corporations sour on Beijing’s crackdowns on the private sector.

      India has offer financial incentives to Apple suppliers such as Foxconn, which began making the latest generation of iPhones at a site in Tamil Nadu last year.

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