Apple Products Made in Brazil Rumor: New Foxconn Plant

Many of you will already know that Taiwanese company Foxconn plays a large part in producing Apple goods and only 3 days ago we reported on speculation regarding Foxconn slowing down production of components for Appleā€™s iPad 2. This has led many to believe there will be shortages as the launch was so popular and demand is outstripping supply and there are also concerns that the international release of the iPad 2 could now be delayed. Now we hear news that Foxconn may be setting up a plant in Brazil to produce Apple goods.

Up until now Foxconn and Apple has based its plants in China and although Foxconn is probably most known for constructing Apple products, it also deals with other major companies. It already has plants in Jundiai, Sao Paolo, Brazil, where it manufactures goods for HP and Sony. Now Mark Gurman over on 9to5Mac sourced from Redebombdia, reports that Foxconn is making preparations for a third plant in Brazil for the manufacture of Apple products.

Millions of dollars have been invested in the project, which would see the new plant opening in 2013. The rumor apparently came from a study of the Secretary for Economic Development in Jundiai. A report on Circuit Assembly also notes this speculation and adds that last year a Brazilian billionaire, Eike Batista, told how he was prepared to invest billions to see a manufacturing plant in Brazil, although we have no way of knowing if this is connected and for now both Foxconn and Apple are not commenting.

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