Fire breaks out in Apple's Pegatron plant, iPhone production halted
Pegatron India factory Minor Fire: A senior official of the fire and rescue service said that we received a call at around 9 p.m. on Sunday night. Three fire engines were sent to the spot and the fire was brought under control by 3 am on September 25. Machinery has been affected due to the incident and the company has temporarily suspended production.
A minor fire at a factory of Taiwanese electric component maker Pegatron India Pvt Ltd near Chennai has temporarily halted production. Sources said there were no casualties. Preliminary investigation has revealed a short circuit to be the cause of the fire at the factory in Mahindra World City, located about 60 km south of Chennai. Let us tell you the complete news in detail.
A senior official of the fire and rescue service said that we received a call at around 9 p.m. on Sunday night. Three fire engines were sent to the spot and the fire was brought under control by 3 am on September 25. The official said there were no casualties.
Machinery has been affected due to the incident and the company has temporarily suspended production. Responding to an email from PTI, Pegatron India said a spark incident occurred on Sunday evening and the cause is being investigated by the concerned authorities.
In a statement, Pegatron India said the sparking incident occurred on Sunday evening and is currently under control. The company said there were no injuries, casualties, or damage to other properties. The cause of the accident is currently being investigated by the relevant authorities and the incident has no significant financial or operational impact on Pegatron Corporation, the statement said.
Pegatron was the third contract manufacturer to assemble iPhones in India after Taiwan's Foxconn and Wistron. All three have been approved to receive incentives under the government's Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for smartphones.
Pegatron's Chennai factory, which begins operations in 2022, accounts for about one-tenth of total iPhone production in India, according to Counterpoint Research. Foxlink manufactures power cables for iPhones in India.