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Jul 29, 2011

Foxconn Replace Workers With One Million Robots In Three Years

Shenzhen - Taiwan tech giant, Foxconn, will replace some of its workforce by one million robots in regular three years to cut labor and improve efficiency, said Terry Gou, founder and leader of the company. Friday late night (29 / 7).

All robots will be used to perform simple routine work such as spraying, welding and assembly is now done by humans.

The company currently has 10,000 robots and that amount will be added so the next 300,000 years and one million within three years, Gou said, as reported by Xinhua.

Foxconn, the largest component of the computer-maker in the world to assemble products for Apple, Sony and Nokia, the spotlight after a series of suicide by employees at its giant plant in China. Some people blamed the heavy working conditions as a cause of action was reckless.

The company currently employs 1.2 million people, and as many as one million of them are in China Mainland.

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