Hon Hai Precision Industry

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. (trading as Foxconn) is the world's biggest maker of electronic components. Primarily an original equipment manufacturer, its clients include major some of the world’s best known electronics and information technology companies, and products manufactured at its plants include iPads, iPhones, iPods for Apple, Kindles for Amazon, PlayStations for Sony and Xboxes for Microsoft. Foxconn has been involved in several controversies, largely over employee relations in China after a series of suicides and accidents. In 2012, Apple hired the Fair Labor Association to conduct an audit of working conditions at Foxconn.

Huang Xuehua, 24, from Guangdong province, working inside a Foxconn factory in the township of Longhua in the southern Guangdong province in this May 26, 2010 file photo.Photo: Reuters

Foxconn gets Shanghai’s nod in record time for US$4.3 billion IPO

Foxconn Industrial Internet, a unit of the world’s biggest contract manufacturer whose products include Apple’s iPhones, was put on the fast track for securing the nod by China’s securities regulator to raise capital through an initial public offering.

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