Foxconn to build 5 additional factories for upcoming Apple products

Foxconn to build 5 additional factories for upcoming Apple products
Foxconn will reportedly be building 5 more factories in Brazil – that’s on top of the current assembly factory AND the upcoming LCD panel factory already slated for the country. Each factory is expected to employ around 1,000 workers, so local officials are eager to finalize the deal with the Chinese manufacturing giant.

The factories are slated to build upcoming Apple products, as well as notebooks, batteries, and other electronic gizmos. The deal probably needs to finish going through before we jump to any hard conclusions, but it seems that Foxconn is finding a business environment it likes in Brazil.

As Foxconn expands internationally it also gains leverage on China and everyone else, as they may find themselves bidding against another country to try and land (or keep) a Foxconn factory in their economy. Brazil, for example, provided tax breaks to Foxconn to land the initial iPad assembly factory. One can presume that whatever negotiations remain will to some extent include what local governments are willing to offer in order to secure one of the five new factories.

One final question – what new Apple products are going to be built from their under-construction LCD-manufacturing plant? The presumption has been iPads, but it appears that the iPad 3 has already sourced its LCD screens. Could this be where the glass for an Apple iTV comes from? We’ll probably find out later this year.

source: Folha.com via BGR

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4. troybuilt

Posts: 155; Member since: Dec 16, 2011

lol oops I mean South America. haha

5. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Well I guess the US should just get used to working at places like Walmart as other countries are getting more and more work.

7. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

If it continues this way,we are going to be applying for worker visas in China... Wouldnt that be ironic???

8. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Haha omg that's so funny but so TRUE.

12. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

sorry Scott H.. you made a very informative article about the sucess of a company that wil bring jobs to Brazil and this **androids... ruin it with their dumb comments... i apologize but here in PA ** androids are the majority so things like this will continue to happen...

13. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

Maybe this successful American company should create more jobs in America, especially in the our economic downfall...Oh wait i forgot, then they wouldn't be able to under pay and mistreat their workers.

15. atheisticemetic

Posts: 377; Member since: Dec 18, 2011

you say things that make me want to throw stones at you gallitoking grow a brain...

17. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

ok lets analized that for a second... brains dont grow... second you probably trow like a girl so.. you want to rephrase your comment again

18. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

thats not true at all gallito. as you learn and continue to learn, the folds of your brain increase in both amount and depth, leading to an over all increase in the surface area of the gray matter in your brain... aka, your brain grows. If you dont use your brain to learn and stay active, over time the opposite can happen which is effectively your brain shrinking. I dont throw like a girl, can i take a few tosses? :)

19. atheisticemetic

Posts: 377; Member since: Dec 18, 2011

smh....brains dont grow? i liked your chicken icon better

16. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

Even if I was an iphone lover, I believe these jobs belong in America. I know everyone is out to make a lot of money, but come on. Built 1 or 2 factories in the US.

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