Foxconn has confirmed that production at its Shenzhen facility has begun to resume following a partial lift of lockdown procedures within the city.
Speaking to Reuters, the iPhone maker stated that China is allowing the company to kickstart its production within the Shanghai city once again. In order to resume production and operations, Foxconn’s Shenzhen plant had to meet governing guidelines for staff to work and live in bubbles. The facility will also be utilizing a “closed-loop management” system, similar to what the Beijing Winter Olympics utilized to keep those involved away from the public.
“Some operations have been able to restart and some production is being carried out,” Foxconn said in a statement, adding that the system at its Shenzhen facilities subjected employees living there to the required health measures.
“This process, which can only be done on campuses that include both employee housing and production facilities, adheres to strict industry guidelines and close-loop management policies issued by the Shenzhen government,” it added.
Operations were closed as of Monday, causing a slight hiccup to the week for the facility. The city faced a lockdown as COVID-19 cases rose.
At the current time of writing, it’s unclear which Apple products are manufactured at Foxconn’s Shenzhen plant. However, the plant itself is one facet that makes Foxconn the largest supplier for Apple.
On top of the Shenzhen news this week, Foxconn’s Chennai plant is reportedly ramping up to begin producing the iPhone 13 for domestic and international sales starting in April.