Asia Express - Consumer Electronics
Hon Hai to Become Exclusive Distributor of Apple Products in China
January 11, 2009
Taiwan-based EMS (Electronics Manufacturing Services) provider Hon Hai Precision, operating under the brand name of Foxconn, will become the exclusive distributor of US Apple's products in China, according to a January 1 report by Taiwan's Commercial Times. Addressing the expansion of its distribution channel operations, Hon Hai is expected to launch large-scale deployment in said sector later this year, initially acting through the company's consumer electronics business unit and its Chinese distribution channel subsidiary CyberMart. In recent years Apple has encountered problems with after-sales services in China. The partnership with Hon Hai is expected to help Apple solve related concerns.