Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., a contract producer of electronics for Apple Inc. and other brands, said its polishing workshops in China resumed operations this week as the company investigates a deadly combustible-dust explosion at one of its plants. The plant resumed operation this week following an investigation of the explosion, according to The Wall Street Journal. Details of the investigation were not disclosed.
The plant produces less than 30% of total iPad 2 demand, according to DigiTimes, so the production is not entirely affected. Foxconn only recently opened up iPad 2 production lines at the new plant in Chengdu, while the company's facilities in Shenzhen, southern China, remain the main manufacturing site for the tablet PC, sources at upstream component suppliers have commented. The site shipped just 25-30% of the total iPad 2 devices shipped in April, while its Shenzhen site made up the remainder, according to them.