Foxconn: 60 000 employees replaced by robots

Main subcontractor of Apple and Samsung, Foxconn employs about 1.2 million people in its production plants
located mostly in China. But the Taiwanese giant announced there already some time that he intended to invest heavily in the automation of its production tool. Thus we learn by the voice of a Representative authorities Kunshan (Jiangsu Province) that Foxconn passed enrollment in one of its plants 110 000 to 50 000 workers.

Information confirmed by Foxconn BBC which a spokesman explained that automation applied to repetitive tasks and that the human technicians remained essential for operations demanding more expertise. China is not the only country where the robotic industry is running. Last week, the adidas sports equipment announced it would relocate production of its shoes in Germany in a massive robot factory. (Eureka Press)

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