Foxconn: “the False news of the reopening of the 50% of our factories”
On Tuesday, we reported that the supplier of the Apple would restart the 50% of all its factories by the end of the month, with the goal of bringing this figure to 80% by march (source: Reuters).
Foxconn has denied the claims by Reuters, in a statement to the stock exchange in Taipei. The contract manufacturer has not corrected the publication, nor has it provided additional information on the current state of its production capacity.
The companies in the whole of China, and in particular those in the areas surrounding Wuhan, continue to feel the effects of the outbreak of coronavirus. The companies work with staff halved, or remain closed because employees are unable to return to work because of the precautionary measures designed to prevent the spread of the epidemic.
At the end of January, when the severity of the new coronavirus was largely unknown, Foxconn said that customer orders would not have been affected by the threat , and expected that its facilities back to full production by February 10. The chinese government has extended the date of reopening in an attempt to reduce the spread of the virus.
According to a recent report, Foxconn is prepared to satisfy orders of the iPhone and you are transferring a slice of the production sites in India and Taiwan. The plant of Zhengzhou company, which manages a large part of the assembly of the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, is currently closed.
Apple is also taking measures to fight the spread of the virus, and this month has closed all the shops and offices of the Country.
The epidemic of the coronavirus has so far killed more than 1,300 people and infected more than 60,000 people around the world.