August 27, 2007, by Léon Krijnen
In The Forbidden City where iPods are made Tweet
Fascinating article in The Wall Street Journal: Where iPods are made. I don't know if any of the Dutch newspapers are affiliated one way or another to the WSJ (maybe Het Financieel Dagblad?) because I'd like to see the story translated for the Dutch audience.
Fat chance that any other reporter or press agency will get a chance to interview the president of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, as ik took The Wall Street Journal five years (!) of requests before Jason Dean was finally allowed to interview Terry Gou for three hours.
In short: Hon Hai has a workforce of 270.000, produces the iPhone, but also HP's computers, Motorola mobile phones, and Nintendo Wii video consoles. The revenue has grown more than 50% a year for the past decade, to over $40 billion last year.
Wall Street Journal: The Forbidden City of Terry Gou