Tata ElectronicsSelected by, having facility in Hosur Apple To make iPhone enclosures. Tata hired an iPhone maker for the facility; Which, is unclear at the moment. Tech behemoths Foxconn, Wistron and Pegatron currently manufacture Apple iPhones in India.
According to the Tata Electronics website, the project will focus on precision component manufacturing. Through this project they aim to employ 85 percent women in their workforce.
Apple will focus more on iPhone manufacturing in India
The news comes after Reuters reported that Foxconn plans to at least quadruple the size of its operations in India over the next two years. Notably, the world’s largest iPhone manufacturing facility, Foxconn’s Zhengzhou plant in China, was recently put under a COVID-19 lockdown earlier this month, forcing Apple to focus more on its manufacturing operations elsewhere.
Citing sources, the report said Taiwan-based Foxconn plans to increase the workforce at its facility in South India to 70,000 by hiring 53,000 workers over the next two years. Compared to their facility in Zhengzhou, Foxconn’s Tamil Nadu plant is very small.
Apple’s India operations have grown exponentially, with the company expected to grow by March 2023 at Rs. 2,500 crore worth of Made-in-India exports, double what it exported last year. Apple had earlier not considered manufacturing the iPhone 14 in India, but it postponed its plans two months earlier. Vanilla started making the model Its latest series in the country in September.