Foxconn begins PC production in Turkey
New plant expected to produce up to 1.5 million desktops per year
Electronics components manufacturer Foxconn has begun production of PCs in Turkey.
The company, part of Hon Hai Precision Industry, and a major supplier of electronics components to many global vendors, has started manufacturing of desktop PCs at the new plant in the Europe Free Trade Zone (ASB) in Tekirdağ's Çorlu district.
Foxconn has diversified its production capacity to locations outside of China, citing an over reliance on Chinese labour with its main operations.
The new plant, which was announced in August last year, was set up after an investment of $60 million by Foxconn, and is believed to be producing desktops for HP, one of the company's largest customers.
The facility is expected to produce up to 350 PCs per hour, with a targeted capacity of 1.5 million units per year. The plant was located in Turkey due to its proximity for key markets including Africa, the Middle East and Europe.