Foxconn is Replacing a Large Amount of its Assembly Workers with Robots

By: Misel Saban - May 26, 2016
References: foxconn & digitaltrends
Foxconn is a Chinese tech factory that has recently replaced a grand portion of its factory employees and assembly line technicians with robotic counterparts. The brand puts together many of Apple's products, and now the company will do so in the majority without human touch.

To date Foxconn has replaced 110,00 of its former workers with machines able to carry out the same tasks, leaving its factories with no more than 50,000 employees in total. The switch alludes to the company's intention to save on profits by reducing costs human workers require -- such as benefits, wage increases and vacation pay. While the machines are more costly initially, the brand hopes to increase profits and efficiency overall with less workers to pay and support over time.