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Hon Hai Group to Step Up Operation Deployment in Chongqing, China

After locating its newest PC manufacturing factory in Chongqing Xiyong Microelectronic Industrial Park, western China, the Hon Hai Group, now the world's largest EMS (electronics manufacturing service) provider, will recruit more than 6,000 workers within six months for the new plant, and plans to expand the plant's workforce to some 10,000 next year, showing its intention to step up operation deployment there.

Terry Gou, chairman of the Hon Hai Group, said that with related manufacturers clustering, a fully integrated supply chain of PCs will soon be formed in Chongqing City, making the city one of the world's most important PC bases in the future.

Gou stressed that Foxconn Holdings International, a subsidiary of Hon Hai Group, has been intending to solicit upstream suppliers to move into Chongqing, in an effort to vertically integrate a PC supply chain there to sharply cut transportation costs on parts delivered from suppliers in China's southeast coastal provinces. In the future, he added, 80% of the PC manufacturing factory's needed parts and components will be sourced directly in Chongqing.

Foxconn has employed more than 1,000 workers in the PC factory, and is going to expand the workforce to more than 10,000 by next January. Hopefully, the factory will achieve annual output of over 10 million notebook PCs in the future, contributing considerably to Hon Hai Group's plan to lead the global notebook PC industry.

In addition to notebook PCs, Gou revealed that Foxconn also attempts to invest in the development of carbon emission monitoring technologies, environmental inspection software, production of magnesium-aluminum alloy, and LED (light emitting diode) lightings.

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