Thousands of iPhones stolen from Wistron plant in India amid riots; caused total losses of $59M


Last week, disgruntled employees working at Wistron’s Indian plant, a company that mainly produces iPhones in India, vandalized the plant’s offices and caused significant damage to property. Today, according to a new report, thousands of iPhones were also stolen at the riots causing total losses of Rs. 437 Crores ($59 Million) as per a preliminary financial assessment. A final figure will be released upon completing an uation of total losses.


The losses were mostly caused due to the theft of thousands of iPhones, The Times of India reports.


Disgruntled employees claimed they were being paid inadequate wages by Wistron. An angry mob, then incited violence upon one of the offices breaking glass, destroying cameras, and burning vehicles.


Karnataka Labour Minister Shivaram Hebbar told The Times of India that Wistron had contracted six subsidiary companies to hire 8,900 workers for its Kolar plant. And Industries Minister Jagadish Shettar said that the violence was a result of miscommunication between Wistron, the labor subsidiaries, and the employees.

卡纳塔克邦劳工部长希瓦拉姆·赫巴尔告诉《印度时报》,纬创资通已与6家子公司签订合同,为其科拉尔工厂雇佣8900名工人。优德棋牌官方下载部长Jagadish Shettar表示,暴力事件是纬创、劳工子公司和员工之间沟通不畅造成的。

“What we hear is that the company had made payments to the labor contractors, who delayed payments to the employees. This is being verified,” he said.


Ultimately, according to Shettar, the labor department has issued notices to Wistron asking the iPhone manufacturer to pay its dues within three days.


The Karnataka police have been tapping into CCTV footage to identify the culprits. So far, they’ve nabbed 160 people in connection with the violence. Apart from the stolen iPhones, an assessment made by Wistron’s Bengaluru administrator Prashanth TD revealed that other devices such as laptops and monitors were also missing from the plant.

卡纳塔克邦警方一直在查看录像以确定罪犯。到目前为止,他们已经逮捕了160名与暴力有关的人。纬创资通驻班加罗尔的管理人员Prashanth TD进行的一项评估显示,除了失窃的iphone外,该厂还丢失了笔记本电脑和显示器等其他设备。