February 2, 2024Anmol Nagpal

Tata to setup second iPhone manufacturing unit in TN

The Tata Group is reportedly in talks with Pegatron, a key supplier for Apple Inc., to set up a second iPhone manufacturing unit in Tamil Nadu.

Source: Tata Motors

This move is seen as a major boost to Apple’s efforts to localise its supply chain and strengthen its partnership with Tata.

Source: Apple BKC

It will be Tata’s second facility in India after the Karnataka facility that was taken over from Wistron.

Source: Pexels

The proposed plant is expected to accommodate around 20 assembly lines and aims to employ around 50,000 workers within the next two years.

Source: Pexels

The site is likely to be operational within 12-18 months.

Source: Unsplash

Tamil Nadu signing investment pacts worth more than $4.39 billion with firms such as Apple suppliers Tata Electronics and Pegatron

Source: Tata.com

This joint venture between Tata and Pegatron could help Tata speed up the process and enhance its standing as an iPhone manufacturer.

Source: Apple

It also aligns with the Indian government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, which aims to attract foreign investment and create jobs in the manufacturing sector.

Source: Apple