Foxconn To Replace Workers With 1 million Robots in 3 Years
The world’s largest maker of computer computer which assembles products for Apple, Sony and Nokia, Foxconn announced that they will replace some of its workers with 1 million robots in three years. This is to decrease labor expenses and improve efficiency.
According to the founder and chairman of the company Terry Gou, the robots will be used to do simple and routine work such as spraying, welding and assembling which are now mainly conducted by workers.
Currently the company has 10,000 robots and the number will be increased to 300,000 next year and 1 million in three years. There are 1.2 million people employees in the company.
The company’s reputation was affected by the recent suicides of workers at its massive Chinese plants due to bad working conditions.