Foxconn to train US manufacturers at Chinese factories

Tech manufacturer’s chief says Americans will learn how to create automated facilities.

November 8, 2012
by The Canadian Press

TAIPEI, Taiwan—The head of Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group says he will invite dozens of American engineers to his factories in China to learn about manufacturing.

News reports here say Terry Gou told a business meeting on that he did not believe President Barack Obama could succeed in moving production lines back to the US because Americans have outsourced those jobs for too long.

But Gou says he hopes the Americans can learn how factories operate so they can return home to set up facilities with automated equipment to resolve the lack of skilled labourers.

Foxconn employs 1.2 million people in China to assemble products for Apple Inc. and other global firms. It has introduced more robots in China over the past two years as it faces soaring wages there.

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