Brazil: Foxconn to invest U.S. $ 491 million to build new plant
Five months ago made headlines the crisis in the Foxconn plant in the city of Jundiai, Brazil , where 2,500 employees demanding better working conditions, in an area where they had no running water.
The company pledged word to consider the claims of the workers in this plant that mainly produces iPhones and iPads, that promise was fulfilled this week with the announcement of an investment of U.S. $491 million in the construction of a greenfield , which is estimated to be operational in 2014.
The bill passed by the Brazilian government, including the construction of an industrial park to produce components such as cameras, cables and LCD screens, which will require 10,000 employees carry the current workforce of 2,500.
Foxconn had arrived in Brazil in 2005, to produce consumer electronics in the free zone of Manaus. In 2011 began manufacturing Apple products and in April this year was the first crisis related to precarious working conditions.
This new facility will also house all present for HP, Dell, Sony Vaio and EMC.Tags: Apple, Brazil, foxconn, investments, ipad, iPhone, Manufacturers, Working Conditions