Taiwan-based Foxconn's Hon Hai Technology has unveiled plans to invest $1.6 billion in constructing a new factory in India. The move, announced through a stock exchange filing in Taiwan, signifies Foxconn's commitment to expanding its presence in India. Foxconn Singapore, a unit of the company, acquired 12.83 billion shares of Foxconn Hon Hai Technology India Mega Development for $1.54 billion. Although specific details about the investment were not disclosed, Chairman Liu Young-way expressed optimism about India's potential during an earnings briefing in August, indicating that the substantial investment is just the beginning.
Foxconn, a key supplier for Apple, has been actively diversifying its manufacturing operations away from China. This new investment aligns with the company's broader strategy to strengthen its foothold in India. In September, reports indicated that Foxconn aimed to double its workforce and investment in India over the next year. The company currently operates a significant iPhone manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu, contributing to India's thriving technology and manufacturing sectors.
With Karnataka's recent announcement of Foxconn's additional $600 million investment, it becomes evident that the company is strategically positioning itself in key regions of India. This move not only supports Foxconn's global manufacturing strategy but also aligns with India's efforts to become a prominent player in the electronics manufacturing landscape.
Foxconn's investments and expansion plans underscore the growing importance of India as a strategic market for global technology manufacturers, further boosting the country's position in the international manufacturing ecosystem.