Apple suspends new business with Wistron after violence at Karnataka factory

BENGALURU: Tech giant, Apple said that it has put its key contract manufacturer, Wistron on probation, stopping further business with the iPhone supplier after a preliminary investigation found that there were payment delays to workers during October and November months and its supplier code violations.Wistron admitted to lapses at its Narasapura iPhone factory in Bengaluru outskirts which resulted in reduced/delayed payments of salary for some of its workers at the facility.

It will not receive any new business from the US-based company before corrective actions are completed .As always, our focus is on making sure everyone in our supply chain is protected and treated with dignity and respect. We are very disappointed and taking immediate steps to address these issues,” Apple said.

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