Wistron Corporation, the company behind the manufacturing and assembly of Apple iPhones, has reportedly witnessed a loss of more than Rs 437 crore due to the violence committed by the factory workers over salary issues at the manufacturing plant in Karnataka. According to the report, a large number of employees has attacked the assembly unit and carried out loot, violence, and set fire in the factory. Here’s a closer look at the incident that happened at the Apple manufacturing plant.
Wistron Faces Loss of Over Rs 437 Crore in India
According to the report, the manufacturing plant is situated at Narasapura in Kolar district. The employees have destroyed the building, vehicles, costly equipment and also set them on fire. The violence was done over a salary issue on December 12, 2020 (Saturday). On Monday the company expressed deep disappointment over the incident and filed a complaint at the Vemagal police station against the employees.
In the police complaint, the company’s executive T D Prashanth claimed that mobile phones, office equipment, and production machinery worth Rs 412.5 crore are missing and damaged. He also stated that infrastructure of the worth of Rs 10 crore, Rs 60 lakh worth cars and golf carts, and gadgets of worth Rs 1.5 crore has been reported stolen or lost.
The police complaint also claims that the vandalism at the Wistron facility has been conducted by 5,000 contract labourers and 2,000 unknown people who have taken the advantage of this situation. Meanwhile, the police have arrested more than 149 people indulged in this vandalism.
“We are deeply shocked by events at our Narasapura facility. We follow the law and are supporting the authorities with their investigation. The safety and well being of our team members is always our top priority,” Outlook India quoted Wistron Smart Devices, innovation business group, Managing Director Sudipto Gupta as saying.
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