Foxconn to employ 1 million robots in 3 years
Foxconn Technology Group held a hip-hop party at the headquarter in Longhua Shenzhen last Friday night, on which Chairman Terry Gou disclosed, Foxconn is making efforts to increase its robot workforce on production line to replace non-technical workers. Foxconn currently has 10000 robots and plans to increase the number to 30000 next year. The company also announced it plans to have one million robots in three years.
The robots that have been put into operation on the production line is “Foxconn Shenzhen No. 1” that is independently developed by the company in 2006.
“On the Foxconn’s flow lines, many simple and repeated works, such as repeated clicks of one button, used to be done by workers. Now these works are all done by robots with high efficiency and controllability,” an insider of Foxconn said.
Before the development, Foxconn used to introduce various kinds of industrial robots from abroad to finish the work, such as painting, welding, assembling and carrying. But after a large scale application, those robots were found with many deficiencies.
The industrial robots “Foxconn Shenzhen No.1” with individual intellectual properties could replace the imported ones. They can not only help reduce the rising labor costs and increase efficiency, but also can replace the assemble-line workers to complete the precision parts assembly or work in painting, welding and other unfavorable work environments.
Foxconn currently has nearly 1.2 million employees, of which over 1 million are from the mainland.
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