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Foxconn CEO blames past worker suicides on breakups, family disputes

Michael Kan | June 26, 2014
The CEO asserted that the company's factories had some of the best working conditions in China.

Foxconn, however, is trying to rely less on human workers. On Wednesday, the company's CEO revealed Foxconn has a fully automated factory in operation in the Chinese city of Chengdu. "We haven't talked much about the factory, but it's manufacturing a product from a very famous company," Gou said, without elaborating.

The factory can run for 24-hours with the lights off, he added. In addition, Foxconn has been adding 30,000 of its own industrial robots to its factories each year. "We don't sell them, because we don't have enough for our own use yet," he added.

 

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