Foxconn India iPhone Plant to Reopen

Foxconn, a Taiwanese multinational electronics contract manufacturer and a supplier to Apple is set to reopen its plant in Sriperumbudur near Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu, on Wednesday, i.e., 12 January 2022. This plant is an iPhone manufacturing facility, which will resume its operations with 500 workers.

The plant employed about 17,000 people prior to its closure on 18 December 2021 following protests over food poisoning of more than 150 workers. Since then, Apple had placed the plant on probation and Foxconn has apologised for the incident.

“For the past several weeks teams from Apple, along with independent auditors, have been working with Foxconn to ensure a comprehensive set of corrective actions are implemented in the offsite accommodations and dining rooms at Sriperumbudur. Workers will start to return gradually as soon as we are certain our standards are being met in every dormitory and dining area,” an Apple spokesperson said.

The information about the reopening of the plant was shared by K Selvaperunthagai, a member of the state assembly for the area. He conveyed that Chief Minister M K Stalin told the assembly late on Friday that the plant would reopen on Wednesday.

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