terry gou: the big job cuts have long been a sign that chinese companies need to understand

there has been a long history of"the introduction of robots instead of humans"by foxconn, and there are even some radical ones.in 2006, terry gou, chairman of hon hai group, the parent company of foxconn, proposed a plan to develop robots and hired a group of automation experts from the massachusetts institute of technology.

in 2007, foxconn, set up automatic robot career;

, 2008, foxconn robot began to put into production;

, 2009, 15 foxconn robots named foxbot were developed and applied to spraying, assembly, and handling processes.

with terry gou's own words, the future in some plants, the robot will play in the production of"leading role", the repetitive tasks to the robot, this is china's manufacturing sector sent a signal to the world.

even though the events of may 2016, foxconn spokesman liu kun has repeatedly denied the laid off workers slimming action,"we have noted, media reported recently in the running state of kunshan park kunshan park staff number is actually in the past between natural decrease in 67 as a result, and is not cut."

but in fact, as early as in before and after 2010, the company began to replace workers with robots, since terry gou, and put forward a series of specific development plan:

in 2011, at the rate of nissan one thousand manufacturing 300000 robot, eventually"three years to build one million robot";

, 2014, the cheap labor force will no longer exist, hoping to use robots to make robots in five to ten years.

in 2015, 7 percent of the manpower will be replaced by automation equipment and robots in the next 3 years.

now the project is in good order.

shenzhen zone plate production line of line length appearance also once told the media, said his department is mainly responsible for apple mobile phone glass membrane, to accept the order of the first half of the season, after august is the peak season, in the case of low season before generally need more than 60 workers, and now only two dozen workers.

, the person in charge explained,"there are fewer orders in the last few months, we pay less overtime, we have less pay, so some people are leaving voluntarily."