Foxconn switches to a “bubble factory” model in Shenzhen

Apple’s largest manufacturing partner, Foxconn, plans to use a “bubble factory” model for its manufacturing facility in Shenzhen to resume production operations at least until March 20. 2022.

This announcement was made by the company after the Shenzhen city government issued a blockade of factories to prevent a new outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in China. Foxconn said it had restarted some production and operations at its Shenzhen facilities after arranging for some employees to live and work in a closed bubble. This is an agreement required by the local government if companies want to resume production to combat the spread of Covid-19.

Based on an internal document seen by Reuters and confirmed by two sources close to Foxconn, this closed-loop management system at the Foxconn factory will be extended until midnight on March 20. In its statement, Foxconn said it adheres to strict guidelines and policies issued by the Shenzhen government.

The company says it has seen limited impact after shifting to a new form of production, but some managers are concerned if the bubble pattern continues beyond March 20, it will cause The machine does not operate at full capacity and affects the order fulfillment of partners.

Reportedly, only a small part of Apple’s iPhone production in China by Foxconn takes place in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. Meanwhile, most of the production takes place in Zhengzhou, in central China’s Henan province.

(According to VOV, devdiscourse)

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