Taiwan-based Apple’s local assembler in India, Wistron, is planning to set-up an integrated smartphone manufacturing unit in Bengaluru to diversify its business beyond assembling iPhones, reported business daily, Business Standard.
Wistron’s existing unit in Bengaluru, where it assembles the low-cost iPhone SE, hasn’t exactly fared well for the company. With sales of the Apple device not breaking any records, the production volumes have proven to be too small for the manufacturer to make money.
It can be recalled that in November last year, Wistrom executives toured Bengaluru to shortlist venue for their new plant. Media report suggests that the Taiwanese manufacturer is likely to use this facility to supply other brands too apart from the iPhone SE.