The New Indian Express has reported that Apple’s contract manufacturer will begin the commercial production of iPhones in the coming days at the Kolar district. Hence, Wistron is planning to add almost 10,000 people to its workforce. 43 acres of space has been allotted to the company by the Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board for the manufacturing plant.
The plant is situated 70 km from Bengaluru. According to Karnataka’s industrial policy, 70 percent of the 10,000 jobs will be reserved for the locals. The company has already hired 2,000 people.
“We were told that the company will be hiring in a phased manner. At present, walk-in interviews are being conducted at the company site in Kolar for ITI and diploma graduates,” said a senior official of the Department of Industries and Commerce.
“More recruitments, including of freshers and experienced people, are expected soon. The company has already started trial production and hopefully, by September, they will start commercial operation,” he further added.
Another report has claimed that Wistron will manufacture iPhone SE (2020) in India. As per these reports, Apple is focusing on India for manufacturing its iPhones. All the changes are happening at a time when Apple intends to shift 20 percent of its manufacturing from China to India. However, the Cupertino giant is one of the brands whose suppliers have applied to avail the PLI scheme by the Indian Government.