Some suppliers of Apple, Tesla temporarily suspend production in China

Some suppliers of Apple and Tesla have been forced to suspend production at a few branch plants in China to comply with tightening energy consumption policies amid the electricity crisis that China is facing. .

This threatens to disrupt the supply chain, especially as the year-end peak season for electronics is approaching.

According to analysts, the reason for the above development is due to the scarce coal supply in China as well as increasingly strict emission standards that have caused heavy industrial production to shrink in some regions, leading to the decline in the country’s economic growth rate.

View of an Apple store in Beijing, China on the day the iPhone 13 product line began to be sold on the market. (Photo: Reuters)

Unimicron Technology Corp – an Apple supplier – said that three of its subsidiary companies in China have officially stopped production from the afternoon of September 26 until the end of this month to comply with the policy of restricting consumption. electricity from the local government.

However, the Taiwan-based printed circuit board manufacturer (China) also predicts that this will not have a big impact as its other factories continue to produce.

Meanwhile, Eson Precision Industry Co., Ltd – a subsidiary of multinational contract electronics manufacturer Foxconn (Taiwan, China) – has issued a notice to suspend production from September 26 to October 1 for facilities in Kunshan city, China.

In addition, iPhone speaker components supplier, Concraft Holding, said it will suspend operations at factories in Suzhou city (China) for 5 days starting at noon on September 25, and use the reserve source. in stock to meet market demand.

A source from Reuters said that the suspension of Foxconn’s production facilities in Kunshan did not significantly affect the company’s overall production. Accordingly, Foxconn has adjusted a small part of its operating capacity in this city, including the production of laptops outside the Apple brand, while Foxconn’s major production centers throughout China are still operating. maintain normal operation.

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