Foxconn Planning $1 Billion Investment in Indonesia
Published on: 10th Feb 2014
By: Ian Mansfield
Handset assembly giant Foxconn is to invest up to USD1 billion in Indonesia it has announced.
The Taiwan based company, which employs most of its staff in China has been looking to expand into other countries and been setting up local plants worldwide. In part due to local trade and tax incentives and in part due to rising wage costs within China itself.
The company said that it will invest in Indonesia in the Jakarta province, due to its superior infrastructure compared to the rest of the country, highlighting the importance of good road and rail links for manufacturers.
"We plan to come up with detailed investment plans for the Indonesian and Jakarta authorities in three months," a company official said.
Once started, the investment is expected to be completed in three to five years, leaving open a fairly wide margin for changes to the plans in the future.
The company has production facilities in more than 10 countries and recently made a small investment in a factory in the USA.