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"Zookeeper" Foxconn plans Indian expansion

by on26 May 2015

Wants a few Bengal tigers 

The bloke who once described his management of staff as being a bit like a zoo keeper, Foxconn's Terry Gou wants to expand his operations into India

Foxconn's involvement in China has been so popular with staff that safety nets had to be put the bottom of tall buildings to catch people as they jumped.

Now it seems that India is the place to go to get more staff and Foxconn is planning to fling a few billion dollars in the country to develop 10-12 facilities.

These include factories and data centres and they should be all running by 2020, company Gou said

Gou was speaking in an interview to Reuters  on a bus on the outskirts of Guiyang in China's southern Guizhou province, where the company has a manufacturing facility.

Gou, who is Apple's number one favourite supplier,  once described his staff as animals and himself as a zookeeper  so we don't hold out much hope for his Indian staff. But what does it matter when his clever business sense means that Apple can make huge profits by charging its fanboys over the odds for cheap products made where the price of labour is low and unions are toothless.

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