By Praveen Paramasivam and Munsif Vengattil
CHITTOOR, India (Reuters) – Apple supplier Foxlink’s manufacturing unit in southern India is unlikely to resume full operations for two months after a fireplace incident, elevating considerations of provide chain disruptions for the iPhone maker, a supply with direct information informed Reuters on Tuesday.
The ability in India’s Andhra Pradesh state, the place Foxlink makes charging cables for iPhones, was engulfed in an enormous fireplace on Monday that led a part of the constructing to collapse to the bottom. There have been no casualties.
A supply with direct information mentioned that Foxlink operates a complete of 10 meeting strains in two separate amenities on the plant in Andhra, of which 4 have been fully broken and unlikely to resume operations for two months.
The remaining six meeting strains will resume operations later this week as despite the fact that they have been unaffected by the hearth incident, they can’t be operated due to injury to IT servers.
A second supply aware of the developments mentioned that Foxlink was a key supplier for Apple in India, and “there might be potential provide chain disruptions for iPhones made in India or shipped from India.”
Apple and Foxlink didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark. The basis reason for the incident continues to be being investigated, the primary supply added.
(Reporting by Munsif Vengattil and Aditya Kalra in New Delhi, and Praveen Paramasivam in Tirupati, Modifying by Louise Heavens)