At the end of the year it will close its manufacturing in Ruj, Romania and will shift to Asia. Manufacturing in Finland, Mexico and Hungary in also in review where this factories is for North America and Europe.
Each factories will now concentrate more on devices that is demand on that region thus saving them in cost of production. Nokia is also in the stage of arranging its Location & Commerce development starting from closing the Bonn, Germany and Malvern USA but will concentrate in areas like Chicago, Boston and Berlin.
“We are seeing solid progress against our strategy, and with these planned changes we will emerge as a more dynamic, nimble and efficient challenger. We must take painful, yet necessary, steps to align our workforce and operations with our path forward.
Europe is core to Nokia’s future. In addition to our headquarters, we have a strong R&D presence in Europe. We have four major R&D sites in Finland and two major R&D sites in Germany, as well as Nokia Research Centers and other supporting R&D sites in Europe. Nokia also retains a strong local presence in our many sales offices throughout this region, as well as our operations in Salo and Komarom.”
The closure of Ruj, Romania will cause 2,200 people to lose their jobs and the Location and Commerce business will impact 1,300 jobs.