We take a look inside a factory that makes some of the electronic components and goods we use every day
One-thousand employees work at Gigabyte's Nanping factory just outside Taipei. For the most part they make motherboards, some of them containing tens of thousands of individual components. While a lot of the process is done by machines, there's still a lot that has to be done by hand.
Long lines of women wearing masks painstakingly attach tiny components while a conveyer belt of boards slowly moves past. Each motherboard is fully tested on a series of PCs perched on the end of another row of whirring machines.
If an employee on the production line needs to go to the bathroom they must raise their hand and wait. Every two hours of work they get a five minute break. For the most part the production line doesn't stop and neither can the employees.
We're told that most people here do one specific job every day - be that attaching a specific component or packing the finished product into a box. Every part of the process is completed here and the finished products are packaged up, put into crates and shipped all over the world.
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