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Hon Hai expands investments in India

Taipei, Might 13 (CNA) Taiwan-based manufacturing large Hon Hai Precision Business Co. has invested US$39 million to take an even bigger share of its subsidiary in India, as a part of its efforts to broaden manufacturing within the South Asian nation.

Earlier this week, Hon Hai, also called Foxconn globally, stated in assertion that it had spent US$39 million to amass about 319 million shares of Foxconn Hon Hai Expertise India Mega Growth Personal Ltd. for the needs of long-term investments.

The shares had been bought by way of one other Hon Hai subsidiary, Foxconn Singapore Pte Ltd., the corporate stated within the assertion that was on Thursday posted on the Taiwan Inventory Alternate, the place its shares are traded.

The announcement was according to a press release by Hon Hai Chairman Liu Younger-way (劉揚偉), who stated at an traders convention held on the identical day that his firm would proceed to broaden its investments in India to strengthen its meeting capability and electronics element manufacturing to satisfy demand from its shoppers.

Liu stated Hon Hai had been investing in India since 2006, primarily based on its upbeat outlook for the nation’s complete provide chain and its rising competitiveness in international manufacturing.

The assertion concerning the US$39 million funding in India adopted Hon Hai’s announcement on Might 8 that Foxconn Hon Hai Expertise India Mega Growth Personal Ltd. had purchased 1.21 million sq. meters of land within the Indian tech hub of Bengaluru, at a price of three billion Indian rupees (US$36.47 million), for operational functions.

In response to Hon Hai’s annual report, the subsidiary in India was established in November 2015 and is registered at an tackle in Mumbai in Maharashtra state, which borders Karnataka state, the place the land was lately bought.

Karnataka reportedly has been wooing Hon Hai to take a position there.

In response to a Reuters report in late March, Karnataka authorities had authorized a plan for Hon Hai to take a position about US$968 million within the state, as many corporations had been searching for to diversify their manufacturing away from China amid escalating commerce tensions between Washington and Beijing, and the latter’s stringent COVID-19 controls lately.

Hon Hai, the world’s largest contract element maker, rolls out iPhones for Apple Inc. and has factories in China with a workforce of greater than 1 million, whereas the corporate has been working to broaden its manufacturing amenities into India to make AirPods and important iPhone elements.

In response to market estimates, Apple accounts for about 40 % of Hon Hai’s complete annual gross sales.

(By Chung Jung-feng and Frances Huang)



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