Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., the main subsidiary of Apple Inc., plans to split the supply chain into two, one of which is targeted at the Chinese market and the other at the United States.
Young Liu, Chairman of Hon Hai stated “No matter if it’s India, Southeast Asia or the Americas, there will be a manufacturing ecosystem in each,” and then he also added that while China will still play a key role in Foxconn’s manufacturing empire, the country’s “days as the world’s factory are done.”
Further, Young Liuh reported that his business is now operating 30 percent of its production, up from 25 percent outside China last June, the largest production facility for iPhone to Dell desktops and Nintendo Switch units.
The stated reason for moving the product manufactures unit away from China is that trade disputes between Washington and Beijing are rising.
The growing in demand for iPad and MacBook has resulted in an unprecedented spike in net profits of $778 million for Taiwanese firms. However, Hon Hai reported that its third-quarter revenues would plunge by two digits relative to 2019, as Apple is halting the introduction of the iPhone this year.
Foxconn moves more production into Southeast Asia and other regions, Young Liu told stated reporters, to avoid increasing tariffs on Chinese-made goods heading to U.S. markets.
Hon Hai is one of Apple’s assembly partners aiming to boost activities in India, possibly helping the iPhone manufacturer raise its footprint in the world by 1.3 billion and moving some of the supply chain of the U.S. business beyond China as relations between Washington and Beijing fray.
Local tech giant Luxshare Precision Technology Co. is set to become the first Chinese domestic iPhone production firm to buy the Apple mobile manufacturing plant from Wistron Corp since signing a deal in July.
Apple Inc. partner Hon Hai will retain development orders for premium iPhone, Luxshare will absorb mid-to-entry Apple handsets into the group, Fubon Securities analyst Arthur Liao wrote in a July 23 reports.