Apple recently moved production of its products out of China amid frustrations over supply disruptions and restrictive Covid-19 regulations in the country. According to a new report, the tech giant is now plans to move manufacturing of its MacBook line to Thailandmaking the country the main production site outside China for the product category.
As tech insider all-Apple Ming-Chi Kuo revealed, Apple’s global supply chain management strategy continues to change in response to the deglobalization trend, primarily to reduce business. assembly in China. Take from TwitterKuo said the main MacBook production site outside of China in the future could be Thailand.
He further clarified that all MacBooks are currently assembled from production sites located in China. However, in the medium term or within 3-5 years, Apple wants the US market to be supplied from assembly sites outside of China to reduce the potential impacts of political risks such as US-tariffs. Chinese.
In the meantime, in the long term, the tech giant wants non-Chinese markets to be fully supplied by assembly sites outside the Republic, keeping production in China only for products intended for distribution in the country. . With this distinction, assemblers can proceed with the introduction of new products (NPI) in China as well as outside China.
Of course, this is just speculation at the moment as nothing is confirmed yet. If true, this must be a huge win for Thailand and the country’s economy.
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