The voice of change, Mahindra on the news of Foxconn quadrupling the workforce in India

New Delhi. Mahindra & Mahindra Chairman Anand Mahindra has reacted to the news of iPhone maker Foxconn quadrupling the workforce in India. He said that what is the voice of the global supply chain shift. In fact, Reuters says that Foxconn will quadruple the number of employees in the next 2 years at its plant in Tamil Nadu. The company is reportedly facing trouble due to restrictions imposed due to the virus in China.

That’s why the Taiwanese company wants to increase its workforce in India’s Tamil Nadu plant. According to Reuters, the company will recruit 53000 employees here in the next 2 years. Responding to this, Anand Mahindra wrote, “No noise or fanfare. Is this the sweet sound of shifting global supply chains?

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2 million workers employed in Zhengzhou
Foxconn’s Zhengzhou plant in China employs 200,000 employees. Which is many times more than the plant in Tamil Nadu. However, due to the troubles coming there, now India has come at the center of workforce shifting. Foxconn set up the plant in India in 2019 and this year the production of iPhone 14 has also started here. According to government sources, Foxconn has discussed with the officials to increase the manpower at the Tamil Nadu plant. It is worth noting that the products of other tech companies are also made in this plant, but these recruitments will be done in view of the increasing demand for iPhone.

The plant was surrounded by controversies last year
In 2021, Foxconn’s Tamil Nadu plant was embroiled in controversies over food poisoning. After this there was a massive demonstration by the employees and the poor residential conditions of the workers living in the hostels near the factory came to the fore.

Only Foxconn doesn’t make iPhone
Apple’s three global suppliers do manufacturing in India. This includes Pegatron and Wistron apart from Foxconn. Pegatron’s company is also in Tamil Nadu while Wistron’s factory is in Karnataka. JP Morgan estimates that by 2025, 1 out of 4 iPhones will be manufactured in India. Apart from this, it is also estimated that 25 percent of all Apple products will be manufactured outside China, which is currently only 5 percent.

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