Taiwan company’s reportedly evaluating LA and Detroit as site for TV assembly plants owing to rising labour costs at home
Foxconn, the controversial Taiwanese manufacturer that has become one of the world’s largest employers thanks to booming demand for the Apple products it assembles, is reportedly planning to open factories in the United States.
With an 800,000 strong workforce largely based in mainland China, Foxconn is one of the businesses that has profited from the decline of western manufacturing. Now the firm is apparently planning to reverse the labour drain by opening American factories.
As labour costs surge in its home market Foxconn has been looking overseas for opportunities, and sources have told Taiwanese trade publication DigiTimes that the company is evaluating cities including Detroit and Los Angeles.
is to have the "last screw" put into the product, by robotics, on US soil, therefore being able to place a "Made in USA" sticker on the box and reducing any tariffs. The products will still be produced overseas and these new "manufacturing" jobs will require the same training as ringing a doorbell.