Pegatron says iPhone assembly resumes at Indian factory after fire

By Munsif Vengattil

BENGALURU (Reuters) -Pegatron has resumed production at its contract facility for Apple in southern India after a shutdown over the weekend due to a fire, the company said on Wednesday.

An Indian government source told Reuters that manufacturing has been resumed in a phased manner, while a company spokesperson declined to confirm whether it had resumed partially or fully.

Pegatron had halted the assembly of iPhones for the past two days at its factory in Tamil Nadu state after a fire broke out on Sunday.

It has previously said the incident “does not have significant financial or operational impact”.

The fire was sparked by a short-circuit after an electrical switch was left on, following testing of the devices as they were being put together, Reuters reported earlier on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru and Aditya Kalra in New Delhi; Additional reporting by Praveen Paramasivam in Chennai, Editing by Louise Heavens and Bernadette Baum)