Foxconn To Build 1 Million Robots In 3 Years To Cut Labor Costs


In an effort to to increase production possibilities and reduce labor costs, Foxconn plans on replacing some of their workers with 1 million robots over the next three years. The announcement was made by Foxconn chairman and founder Terry Gou. Foxconn is best known for manufacturing the iPhone, iPad, and other consumer electronics in Shenzhen, China.

The robots will be used for doing simple routine work like spraying, welding, and assembling. These tasks are mostly done by workers as of right now. Gou made the announcement at a workers’ dance party this past Friday.

Foxconn currently has 10,000 robots and they plan to increase that number to 300,000 as early as next year. Foxconn has been in the midst of controversy because of several suicides that took place, which has been blamed on tough working conditions. Foxconn currently employs 1.2 million people.

[Xinhua]

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  1. technews5 says:

    The Taiwanese company, which manufacturers laptops, mobile devices, and other hardware for Apple, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, and Sony, plans to replace factory workers with more than 1 million robots, according to a state news agency Xinhua report. Terry Gou, founder and chairman of the company, told employees at a dance Friday that the move is designed to improve efficiency and combat rising labor costs. http://www.technews5.com/2011/08/foxconn-to-work-…

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