iPhone manufacturer is considering Apple schermfabriek in USA
iPhone-manufacturer Foxconn would work with Apple a schermfabriek in the USA want to set up, where eventually 30,000 to 50,000 people could work.
Foxconn-CEO Terry Gou said that to reporters from the Nikkei Asian Review. According to Gou, is by an increasing demand for larger displays, a plant in the US is a better solution than the screens from China.
Foxconn would be in collaboration with Apple 7 billion dollars (6.5 billion euros) to invest in a Us factory. In addition, Foxconn, according to Gou plans for an injection moulding plant in the U.s. state of Pennsylvania.
A Foxconn-startup for interactive screens in Canada, according to Giou to the USA can move, now Us president, Trump says the North American free trade agreement again to want to negotiate.
American import levy
Trump promised during his campaign and beëdigingsspeech foreign jobs back to the US. That wants he can get by the import levy on products from China to increase significantly, allowing relatively more expensive production in the US more attractive.
However, Gou is worried about the higher price in the U.S.-produced products. “In the future to pay [Americans] and maybe $ 500 more for the USA made products, but that work is not necessarily better than phones of $ 300,” said Gou.
That is why Foxconn in China to invest. “China is the largest market in the world, and why should we, the world’s largest market decline?”, asked Gou out loud. The Chinese factory of Foxconn produces annually more than 100 million iPhones.