The Irish Examiner has recently been given a rare access by Apple to its European headquarters in Hollyhill Cork, Ireland, where the Cupertino giant employs 4,000 workers and also hosts an iMac production line. The only Apple-owned manufacturing facility in the world also provides sales and support services to customers in Europe, while handling administration for company’s operations in the Middle East, Europe and Africa.
“The only Apple-owned manufacturing facility in the world churns out iMacs; hundreds of workers help customers across the globe with technical issues; while others, from deep within darkened studios resembling something out of Hollywood’s finest back catalogue walk excited owners through setting up their latest gadget via videolink in an eclectic range of languages”.
Apple’s close relationship with Ireland is under scrutiny by the European Commission, which alleges that the company’s customized tax agreement violates the EU laws.
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