DigiTimes writes it looks like Foxconn has slowed down its investments in Vietnam and is instead building up production capacity in India and Indonesia.
Foxconn has several plants in India, mainly for the assembling of iPhone and iPad devices for Apple, as well as some investments in e-commerce, clean energy and Big Data. In Indonesia, the manufacturing giant plans to build a $1 billion plant for the production of handsets.
The Vietnam government has recently canceled a license it granted to Foxconn in 2008 to build a US$200 million plant for the production of handsets, PC systems and other electronics as the Taiwan-based EMS giant has so far failed to carry out the planned investment project.
However, Foxconn has given investment priority to India and Indonesia as the domestic markets in these two countries are much larger than that in Vietnam, indicated the sources.
Additionally, both India and Indonesia have enacted stringent regulations requiring foreign investors to produce a certain ratio of parts and components locally.