Foxconn Technology Group, the major supplier to Apple and other companies, is planning to expand its operations in North America as customers request more of their products be Made in U.S.A.
“We are looking at doing more manufacturing in the U.S. because, in general, customers want more to be done there,” Louis Woo, a Foxconn spokesman, told “Bloomberg Businessweek” (http://macte.ch/5puwe) in a phone interview. He declined to comment on individual clients or specific plans.
Last month Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou, who founded the maker of iPhones, iPads, PlayStations and televisions in Taipei 38 years ago, wants to bring U.S. engineers to Asia to train them in manufacturing before deploying them back home.
“Supply chain is one of the big challenges for U.S. expansion,” Woo told “Bloomberg Businessweek.” “In addition, any manufacturing we take back to the U.S. needs to leverage high-value engineering talent there in comparison to the low-cost labor of China.”