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Apple supplier Foxconn, Toyota restart Sichuan plants as heat wave eases

Chengdu Motor Show opens on schedule with power restrictions gradually relaxed

With Foxconn assembling iPads for Apple, the factory blackouts in Sichuan province had raised concerns about the effect on supply chains. (Photo by Kotaro Igarashi)

CHENGDU, China -- Toyota Motor and Taiwanese Apple assembler Foxconn have restarted factories in Sichuan province after a local order to stop operations expired Thursday as a historic heat wave eases.

The Chengdu plant of Foxconn, which assembles iPads for Apple, began to operate at normal capacity again on Thursday, a person close to the factory confirmed. Authorities appear to be supplying Foxconn, also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry, with power on a priority basis, taking into consideration the economic impact on the region.

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