Following a shareholder meeting with shareholders of Foxconn, Foxconn CEO Terry Gou reportedly said that an additional 10,000 robots will soon strengthen its assembly lines.
This automation would allow the manufacturer to reduce its operating costs.
Foxconn’s new robots, called “Foxbots,” cost between $20,000 and $25,000 per piece, and each robot will be able to produce an average of 30,000 units per year.
The company won’t be selling the machines to other companies, Gou said, because it doesn’t have enough for its own needs.
Besides these robots, Foxconn was previously reported to have hired 100,000 extra workers to meet the demand of iPhone 6 production.
Source: IT HOME