Tata Will Produce iPhones in India after Purchasing Wistron
According to a minister, Tata Group will start creating Apple iPhones in India if Wistron Corp authorizes the sale of its Indian manufacturing facility to the software company.
On social networking site X, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, the deputy minister for information technology, said that a Tata business will begin producing iPhones in India for both local and international markets.
Tata to make iPhones in India
According to a statement from the Taiwan-based supplier issued by the minister, the Wistron board authorized the sale of Wistron InfoComm Manufacturing India Private Limited to Tata Electronics Private Limited for an estimated $125 million.
Wistron did not reply to requests for comment right away.
Apple has been promoting India as the next major source of development as it attempts to shift part of its manufacturing out of China.
In 2017, the tech giant started assembling iPhones in the nation with Wistron. Later, it expanded through agreements with companies like Foxconn (2354.TW) and Pegatron Corp (4938.TW).
The Wistron facility in Narasapura, Karnataka, was forced to close for three months in December 2020 after workers damaged property amid demonstrations over unpaid wages, resulting in damages of millions of dollars.