India has been locked down since March 24 to fight the coronavirus, stalling operations at factories run by manufacturers such as Foxconn Technology Group (Hon Hai Precision Industry), but contingency plans the Taiwan-based company has made will prevent its production in the country from seeing major impacts, according to industry sources.
The sources said Foxconn was able to make the contigency plans ahead of the lockdown in India concerning production line diversification, and workers' transportation.
Soon after the coronavirus hit China - home to the majority of Foxconn's production capacity - the company already established a control center for the epidemic at its headquarters in Taiwan and has separated its factories worldwide into several major zones for management. The control center is having meetings every morning and connecting with each zone's epidemic management office to pass down information and instructions of the control center, the sources said.
With the coronavirus pandemic spreading fast, many upstream suppliers in China who delivered shipments via air transportn previously to meet rush orders from clients in North America have begun turning to marine transport to extend the delivery time, as many of the production lines in North America have also been suspended due to the lockdown of many regions.