Foxconn to make parts of PCs, set-top boxes and IoTs
“The Centre and the State governments need to be in tandem because at the end of the day, implementation happens at the State government level…at the ground level also because there is a lot of variables involved, thousands of people are working and since it is a complex matter, we do need appropriate functioning at the ground level,” Josh Foulger, Country Head and Managing Director, Foxconn India, told reporters. .
Speaking on the sidelines of the first China-India Mobile phone and Component Manufacturing Summit, he said the industry needs support from the Centre in each step to build the ecosystem at the earliest.
Foulger also said that lot of changes have happened since the new government has come. “Our plans are very much in sync with government’s task force targets,” he said, adding that within the last 12 months, there have been 25,000-30,000 jobs created in various locations in India as some new companies have come to manufacture.
He said non-silicon (other than semi conductor/ chip)-based product manufacturers are also coming in, which will fill the gaps in building the ecosystem for producing mobile phones in India.