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Foxlink's Indian site still has a fire problem

by on01 March 2023

Since it is making iPhones, it is probably a feature 

A Taiwanese supplier of iPhone charging cables, Foxlink is still suffering from the effects of last week's fire which disrupted the production and manufacturing at its facility.

The factory is located in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh in Chittoor district. Foxlink now says that it is working hard to resume production at its plant.

Foxlink stated that it is currently investigating the cause of the fire and working with customers to "discuss solutions for the production capacity affected before resuming work". However, the site is still blocked off by the fire department and four production lines are damaged.

J Ramanaiah, who leads the Fire Services Department of the region, said that except for fire extinguishers, safety systems such as smoke detectors, sprinklers, and fire hydrants were faulty.

Apple representatives visited the facility for meetings the day after the fire. In India, Foxlink operates a total of 10 assembly lines that are located at two separate facilities at the plant in Andhra. Out of the 10, four were completely destroyed because of the fire. 

Apple is pinning its hopes on India to be a cheap source of labour for its expensive gear now that China is becoming more problematic.  Jobs' Mob started assembling in the country in 2017.


Last modified on 01 March 2023
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