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Pegatron plans second iPhone plant in India

Pegatron seeks to expand manufacturing presence outside of China

Apple iPhone manufacturer Pegatron is to increase production in India, and is in talks to lease another factory in the Chennai region.

Pegatron has been working to increase its presence in India since registering a local subsidiary there in 2020, and planning an initial $150 million investment in the country. It also spent $14 million on land for a new iPhone factory, which was opened in September 2022.

According to Reuters, the company is already looking to further increase its manufacturing capacity in India. Citing two unnamed sources, Reuters says that talks are underway about leasing a facility within Mahindra World City near Chennai, close to the existing plant, and about 200 miles from New Delhi.

One of the two sources reportedly said that the factory is intended "to assemble the latest iPhones."

Apple has not commented. Pegatron would not discuss details, but did say that "any acquisition of assets will be disclosed based on regulations."

Like many or most Apple suppliers, Pegatron is looking to move away from over-reliance on China, especially as US/China trade tensions continue.