Around 25,000 to 28,000 people will be hired at the Tata Group’s iPhone case manufacturing plant in Hosur, Karnataka, which already employs 15,000 people. Given the increased demand, the plant is planning to double production.
The plant’s capabilities are set to expand, and the Group has already acquired a new iPhone assembly plant. While the new facility will primarily produce iPhone parts, it is possible that it will also produce parts for other high-end phone brands in the near future.
This expansion confirms Apple’s intention to make India a smartphone manufacturing hub.
When the Tata Group purchased Wistron’s iPhone assembly plant in Kolar, Karnataka, it became India’s first iPhone manufacturer.
Wistron’s Indian facility was producing the iPhone 12 and iPhone 14 with eight production lines at the time of acquisition in April of this year. Wistron had no presence in the Indian market after Tata acquired the plant because it was their only facility producing Apple products in India.
Wistron, Pegatron, and Foxconn were the main Taiwanese corporations that assembled Apple products in India. Wistron has left India, while Foxconn and Pegatron have expanded their production lines there.
It is worth noting that Apple reported record revenue in India during the June-September quarter. More than 2.5 million units were exported from India. Apple has clearly experienced significant year-on-year growth in the country.