About 60,000 workers will be employed by the iPhone production facility.
Of these 60,000 workers, the first 6,000 are our tribal sisters from areas close to Ranchi and Hazaribagh: Ashley Vaishnaw
In India, Apple has contracted with Tata Electronics’ factory in Hosur, Bengaluru, to manufacture iPhone enclosures.
According to telecom and IT minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, as iPhone producer Apple expands its footprint in India, the largest factory to produce Apple iPhones in India would be built in Hosur, close to Bengaluru.
According to news agency PTI, the iPhone manufacturing facility will employ about 60,000 workers.
“Apple’s iPhone is now manufactured in India, and the country’s largest facility is being built at Hosur, close to Bengaluru. One plant employs 60,000 people, according to the minister, who was mentioned in the article.
“Of these 60,000 workers, the first 6,000 are our tribal sisters from areas close to Ranchi and Hazaribagh. Tribal sisters have received training in Apple iPhone manufacturing, the minister continued.
In India, Apple had contracted with Tata Electronics’ Hosur facility to manufacture iPhone enclosures.
Significantly, amid supply chain instability in China, Foxconn, Apple’s main supplier, is allegedly planning to increase the number of employees at its iPhone manufacturing in India over the next two years.
The corporation plans to transfer a sizeable amount of its iPhone production capacity to its Indian manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu, and it wants Apple recruit approximately 53,000 more people.
Currently, Foxconn, Wistron, and Pegatron, three of Apple’s contract manufacturers, make its iPhones in India.
Within weeks after the new iPhone 14’s global introduction, Apple started producing it in India. It further asserted that by the end of 2022, India will get 5% of the world’s manufacturing demand.
To encourage local manufacturing, the Indian government introduced the production-linked incentive (PLI) programme for big electronics businesses.
According to a CMR study, Apple delivered approximately 1.2 million iPhones made in India in the second quarter of 2022, an increase of 94% year over year.
By the end of 2022, Apple hopes to shift 5% of the world’s manufacturing demand to India, producing 47,000 crore rupees’ worth of domestic iPhones in FY23.