Taiwan’s Foxconn stated Thursday it could “cautiously” resume production at its major plats in China as the major Apple supplier notified income will be affected this year by the coronavirus outbreak.
Its warning comes just days after Apple canceled its March quarter sales steerage due to slower-than-expected resumption of manufacturing in China and weak demand there, the world’s biggest smartphone market.
Foxconn, the world no. One contract manufacturer whose purchasers also embrace Huawei said plants in nations such as India, Vietnam and Mexico continued to be functioning at full capacity with expansion plans underway because it seeks to attenuate the impact of the virus.
It stated the epidemic will have a damaging impact on its full-year income, without disclosing details.
Earlier this month, Foxconn may see a “big” manufacturing impact, with deliveries to customers along with Apple facing disruption due to the extended Chinese factory halt, and that the company was using factories in other international locations to close the gap.
Foxconn, formally called Hon Hai Precision Industry, hopes to resume half of its production in China by month-end, a source with direct data of the matter said last week.
Shares of Foxconn plunged 1.2% Thursday, pursuing a drop of 0.3% in the benchmark index.