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Tata to Assemble iPhones in India After $125m Wistron Deal

The conglomerate’s purchase of Wistron InfoComm Manufacturing India will see it manufacturing iPhones for the domestic and foreign markets

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A private security guard stands at the exit gate of the headquarters of TCS in Mumbai. Photo: Reuters


Indian conglomerate Tata Group is set to start assembling Apple iPhones in India after it sealed a deal to buy Wistron Corp’s manufacturing unit.

The salt-to-software giant will start making iPhones in India for domestic and global markets, India’s Deputy Minister for Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar said on social media platform X.

The Wistron board approved the sale of Wistron InfoComm Manufacturing India Private Limited to Tata Electronics Private Limited for an estimated $125 million, according to a statement from the Taiwan-based supplier shared by the minister.


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Apple has been touting India as its next big growth driver as it looks to move some production away from China.

The tech giant began iPhone assembly in the country with Wistron in 2017, before expanding through contracts with firms including Foxconn, and Pegatron Corp.

In December 2020, the Wistron plant in Karnataka state’s Narasapura was forced to shut for three months after workers destroyed property during protests over non-payment of wages, causing millions of dollars in losses.


  • Reuters with additional editing by Sean O’Meara


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Sean O'Meara

Sean O'Meara is an Editor at Asia Financial. He has been a newspaper man for more than 30 years, working at local, regional and national titles in the UK as a writer, sub-editor, page designer and print editor. A football, cricket and rugby fan, he has a particular interest in sports finance.


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