Foxconn’s manufacturing has been halted as a result of the COVID-19 shutdown, with the company’s headquarters also affected. Attempts have been made to mitigate the effect of lockdown closures, according to a Bloomberg article.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., a Taiwanese firm, has its China headquarters and a major production facility in Guanlan. As a precautionary measure, the business said that it has halted operations at both campuses and redistributed output to other locations. When it comes to the suspension length, Foxconn didn’t say anything.
Non-essential enterprises in the city of Shenzhen have been ordered by the Chinese government to remain closed until March 20, however that may be extended if the COVID-19 situation does not improve.
Though Foxconn’s Shenzhen facilities will be shutting down, it’s unclear whether this would have an effect on the newly announced iPhone SE, iPad Air, and Mac Studio products. On Friday, March 18th, all of those items will go on sale for the first time, with pre-orders now available.
One of the reasons Foxconn and other Apple suppliers have been striving to diversify their position by adding facilities overseas is the risk of being overly dependent on production and assembly in China. Foxconn’s Indian facility, on the other hand, has run into its own set of issues.