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Foxconn "zookeeper" aims to be the world's biggest

by on26 June 2015

Wants to rival the Berlin Zoological Garden

Apple's favour supplier Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision Industry) chairman Terry Guo who once called his staff animals and himself as the Zookeeper, claims his company will be the largest OEM/ODM for handsets, tablets and desktops in 2015.

The company, which installed nets around its buildings to stop staff dying when they tried to throw themselves off them, is expected to celebrate with a demonstration from its now expert trampoline teams.

Guo told his 2015 shareholders meeting that in addition being to the largest OEM for iPhones, Foxconn produces smartphones for Sony Mobile Communications, Nokia, BlackBerry as well as Xiaomi Technology, Huawei Device and Lenovo.

Foxconn has extended to Brazil and the Czech Republic and is soon to set up in India, Guo said. Foxconn continues to establish component supply chains to increase its advantage over competitors. We were not sure if he was talking about the world's largest zoo which is the Berlin Zoological Garden.

Shareholders were a little worried about Apple releasing OEM orders to other makers having a negative impact on Foxconn. Guo said that Foxconn had been working with Apple since the beginning and will continue to be its major OEM.

He said that competitors could not land orders from Apple simply by quoting lower OEM prices, Guo said.

Last modified on 26 June 2015
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