Foxconn’s Indian iPhone Manufacturing Plant Resumes Production After December Protests

CHENNAI, Jan 12 (Reuters) – Apple Inc supplier Foxconn restarted production at its plant in southern India on Wednesday, a company executive said, about three weeks after a shutdown caused by protests following a poisoning of workers.

The company executive, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said the factory reopened in shifts with 120 workers.

The plant, located in the city of Sriperumbudur, near the Tamil Nadu state capital Chennai, employs about 17,000 people, but was shut down on December 18 after 250 workers fell ill with food poisoning, sparking protests.

The executive said it will take two months for full production to resume.

(Reporting by Sudarshan Varadhan. Edited in Spanish by Marion Giraldo)