“On Monday February 27 a hearth occurred at our facility in Tirupati.The protection and nicely being of our workers is at all times our first precedence and we adopted detailed protocols to evacuate everybody shortly and safely,” the corporate mentioned in a press release.
The corporate mentioned there have been no severe accidents and all workers have returned to their lodging.
“We are going to proceed to help our workers as we undertake an intensive evaluation and work to renew manufacturing,” the corporate added, addressing issues about contract workers dropping pay over the incident.
Foxlink is likely one of the prime cable suppliers to Apple. The corporate makes the Lightning to USB-C cables for iPhones. The Taiwan-based firm entered India in 2020 with a plant in Chennai, and later a subsidiary in Andhra Pradesh with “an funding quantity of 160 million rupees (Rs 16 crore),” as per the corporate web site.
The disruption of operations could trigger provide chain disruptions for iPhones made in India, Rs 8100 crore value of which was exported in December 2022, as reported by ET.
Apple didn’t reply to emails looking for feedback on the matter.