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Apple supplier Wistron secures land for a facility in Karnataka: Report

Wistron will invest Rs 6.8 billion to develop this land, and manufacture smartphones, internet of things (IOT) devices and bio-tech devices.

  • Published: March 13, 2018 8:54 PM IST
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Apple chips manufacturer Wistron has reportedly secured a land for a new facility in Karnataka. The facility signals what could be a vital expansion of iPhone assembly work in India.

According to Reuters “the Karnataka state government has approved Wistron Infocomm Manufacturing India Pvt Ltd’s application for 43 acres of land, roughly 65 km (40 miles) from the tech hub of Bengaluru”.

Reportedly, Wistron will invest Rs 6.8 billion to develop this land and manufacture smartphones, internet of things (IOT) devices and bio-tech devices.

Wistron’s ICT Service Management Solutions unit currently assembles Apple’s low-cost iPhone SE model in Bengaluru. Wistron also does contract manufacturing work for a broad range of other electronics brands.

“Boosting local assembly or manufacturing will also help Apple cut escalating labor costs in China, where its biggest contract manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, widely known as Foxconn, makes a bulk of iPhones and iPads,” Reuters reported.

  • Published Date: March 13, 2018 8:54 PM IST