Foxconn’s 1,600 Cr Investment to Create 6,000 Jobs in Tamil Nadu

Taiwan-based Hon Hai Technology Group, popularly known as Foxconn, has pledged a significant investment of Rs 1,600 crore to set up a state-of-the-art mobile components manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu's Kancheepuram district. This strategic move not only reinforces Tamil Nadu's stature as a top choice for manufacturing in India but also marks a major milestone in the state's quest to become a $1 trillion economy, as envisioned by Chief Minister MK Stalin. The proposed facility is expected to generate around 6,000 job opportunities, providing a significant boost to the state's economy and cementing its position as a key player in the global electronics export market.
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In a significant move towards bolstering India’s manufacturing sector, Foxconn, the Taiwan-based Hon Hai Technology Group, has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with the Tamil Nadu government to establish a state-of-the-art mobile components manufacturing facility in Kancheepuram district. This Rs 1,600 crore project is expected to generate approximately 6,000 job opportunities, marking yet another milestone in Foxconn’s repeated investments and expansion plans in Tamil Nadu. The Industries Minister TRB Rajaa has lauded the state’s attractiveness to global companies, positioning Tamil Nadu as the top choice for manufacturing in India.

Foxconn’s Investment in Tamil Nadu:

The meeting between Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin and Foxconn’s Chairman and CEO, Young Liu, was a momentous occasion for the state’s manufacturing landscape. The signing of the LoI in the presence of key officials marks a strong commitment from both parties to drive growth and innovation in the electronics manufacturing sector.

The proposed mobile components manufacturing facility will be set up near Foxconn’s existing unit in Sriperumbudur, which is renowned for assembling Apple’s iPhones. This strategic location capitalizes on the region’s expertise and infrastructure, further solidifying Tamil Nadu’s position as a hub for electronic manufacturing.

A Testament to Tamil Nadu’s Appeal:

Industries Minister TRB Rajaa rightly emphasized that Foxconn’s continued investments in Tamil Nadu reflect the state’s unrivaled appeal to major companies worldwide. Over the years, Tamil Nadu has proven its mettle in supporting and nurturing businesses, leading to unparalleled success for manufacturers who have chosen to invest in the state.

Tamil Nadu has long been a frontrunner in the electronics sector, attracting both domestic and international players with its conducive business environment, skilled workforce, and robust infrastructure. The state’s focus on industrial development, ease of doing business, and availability of essential resources has set it apart from its peers, making it an ideal destination for global investments.

Strengthening India’s Manufacturing Economy:

Foxconn’s investment in Tamil Nadu aligns with Chief Minister MK Stalin’s vision of a thriving $1 trillion economy for the state. By encouraging more significant investments and fostering an environment that promotes innovation and growth, Tamil Nadu is set to emerge as a leading electronics exporter in the country.

Moreover, Foxconn Industrial Internet’s discussions with other Indian states, like Karnataka, underscore the nation’s attractiveness as an investment destination. The potential investment of Rs 8,800 crore in Karnataka and the creation of 14,000 job opportunities demonstrate the broader impact that Foxconn’s ventures can have on India’s economic landscape.


Foxconn’s decision to establish a cutting-edge mobile components manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu signifies a vote of confidence in the state’s manufacturing prowess. The move not only bolsters Tamil Nadu’s status as a preferred destination for global investments but also contributes significantly to India’s quest for economic growth and technological advancement.

As the state continues to attract top-tier companies and nurture a vibrant ecosystem for the electronics industry, Tamil Nadu is primed to emerge as a key player in India’s manufacturing and export landscape. The Foxconn-Tamil Nadu partnership holds the promise of propelling the nation towards new heights of economic prosperity and technological innovation.

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