Motorola Mobility will shut down its smartphone factory at Fort Worth, Texas by the end of this year. According to the Wall Street Journal, the plant which was opened in May 2013 had 3,800 workers, which has now reduced to 700 employees. The factory primarily assembled the Moto X, Motorola’s high-end smartphone.
Nokia’s Chennai plant, the one in Sri Perumbudur that used to assemble millions of phones, had come to a screeching halt when the Tamil Nadu High Court charged the Finnish company with tax evasion, to the tune of Rs. 3,000 crores. With some of the workers on indefinite leave and near-zero production at the plant, the whole ecosystem was thrown into imbalance, with clueless workers, indecisive management and painfully long court proceedings. With the future looking bleak, Nokia had offered its workers VRS (Voluntary retirement services), and about 5,000 of the ~7,500 employees have opted for it today.
The Economic Times reports that there’s a tax raid going on at Nokia India’s plant at Sriperumbudur near Chennai. The team of tax officials are conducting investigations at the plant as well the Finnish company’s offices in Chennai. Officials suspect tax evasion to the tune of Rs. 3000 crore.
Nokia has confirmed that it’s shutting down it’s last factory in Salo, Finland. This would result in a loss of 780 jobs instead of the previously speculated 850 jobs.
ABC News reporter Bill Weir has manged to get into Apple’s Top Secret Foxconn facility in Chengdu , China. Apple had invited ABC News to show the birth place of Apple products after the company was in the limelight for the wrong reasons regarding working conditions inside the factories.Apple has ordered an private audit of the facilities after these allegations came up. Continue reading “ABC News goes to Apple’s Top Secret Foxconn facility in Chengdu, China”
Handset maker Nokia is moving its device assembly to it’s factories in Asia in a strategic move to improve time to market for it’s products. The 3 factories Komarom, Hungary, Reynosa, Mexico and Salo, Finland will no longer assemble devices but will only offer smartphone product customization aimed at customers in Europe and the Americas.Such a move is not surprising as a major portion of all electronic goods are manufactured in Asia due to lower costs and close proximity to component suppliers. Continue reading “Nokia moves device assembly to factories in Asia to improve time to market”
The striking workers at Nokia’s Chennai factory have called off the 4 day strike after Nokia India and the Workers Union resolved the issues after talks.
Some pictures bring a smile to any mobile phone enthusiast . Have you ever thought how it looks inside a Nokia Factory ? For that matter any mobile phone maker’s factory . You might have seen an overview in this Video when the N97 started shipping but here are some old pics
Its just a nice feeling when you see pictures of phones you have used in the past ! I loved my 6630 damn it !
The Nokia N97 is shipping worldwide this month according to a post on Nokia Conversations Blog.Looks like this will be the final box for this flagship handset . The Video shows you a sneak peek of the assembly line of its manufacturing facility in Salo, Finland.
An excerpt from their post
“The big news today is that the Nokia N97 is on the move, on the way to shops in 75 countries. It’s really exciting news and, as we usually do, we wanted to capture it on video. Carita, from the Nokia Conversations team, was invited to the Nokia factory in Salo, in southwest Finland, where she was able to watch the Nokia N97 be assembled.
In the video (see below), you can follow Carita’s progress as she follows the Nokia N97 from the assembly table, through packaging, to crating, inspection, batch testing, and onto pallets on the truck.”
The factory will be set up at Gurgaon, Haryana. This is Samsung’s fourth overseas handset manufacturing facility in the world after China, Brazil and Mexico.
New Delhi , Dec. 9
KOREAN electronics major Samsung, on Friday, announced its plans to invest $15 million to set up a mobile handset manufacturing facility in India.
The factory will be set up at Gurgaon, Haryana. This is Samsung’s fourth overseas handset manufacturing facility in the world after China, Brazil and Mexico. The facility will have an initial capacity of 1 million units per year, which will be stepped up to 20 million units by 2010.
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