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05.14.2013 17:43

Why Foxconn's Switch to Robots Hasn't Been Automatic

With the wages of workers rising, the huge manufacturer has pursued increased automation, but the effort has not gone smoothly
By staff reporter Li Xuena

(Beijing) – In the face of rising labor costs in recent years, manufacturing companies at home and abroad have tried to find new ways to control spending and improve productivity.

At the same time, Foxconn International Holdings, the original equipment manufacturer for companies such as Apple Inc. and its iPhones and iPads, has been at the center of controversy over its labor practices since a spate of worker suicides at its facilities in 2010.

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