Foxconn's Chennai Plant in India is set to expand and begin an iPhone 12 'Made in India' trial run in early 2021
With all of the negative news about the riots at Wistron's new iPhone plant, it was refreshing to learn this morning that a Hon Hai India plant will begin trial production of the iPhone 12, with the first batch of "Made in India" iPhone 12's coming to market within two months. Wistron's India plant originally planned to produce iPhone 12 mini in 2021, but such plans are now on hold.
The Foxconn (Hon Hai) plant in Chennai, India, that currently produces the iPhone 11 and XR models will take on the new expansion.
In order to expand its business in India, Indian media reported that the Ministry of Industry of India approved Hon Hai’s six-year investment of 25 billion rupees (about US$337 million) in a development plan to obtain 30.83 acres of land, which will be built near the Chennai plant. In the dormitory where 19.5 thousand employees live.
A supporting report out of India has pointed out that the Hon Hai Chennai Industrial Park spokesperson said that he hopes to provide affordable rental accommodation and supporting infrastructure for employees. In the future, the dormitory will consist of 13 blocks and multiple 10-story residential buildings will be built, including public facilities. And equipment, such as drinking water supply, rainwater discharge, waste management, rainwater harvesting and solar energy utilization, etc., as well as outdoor activity facilities, pharmacies, shopping centers, and supermarkets.
Hon Hai has planned to build in two phases. The first phase is expected to be completed in March 2023, including seven blocks of residential buildings, two blocks of commercial buildings and other public facilities, the second phase will include six blocks of corporate buildings, all expected in March 2024 carry out.