Nokia always said there would be reductions "substantial in employment " but it brutal yet to see it happen. The manufacturer has just unveiled that you want to close your massive factory in Cluj, Romania (pictured above) to move the production of high-volume feature phone for Asian factories. The Cluj plant currently employs 2,200 people. Other "consolidation" of Nokia's trade and location business will result in the closing of the sites in Malvern in the United States and Bonn, Germany, affecting approximately 1,300 employees. Finally, the company also says it I will review its production operations in Salo in Komarom, Hungary and Finland in Reynosa in Mexico, but we won t know how many workers ' this will affect up to one more announcement early next year. Nokia press release says that these cuts will occur until end of 2012 and be 4,000 jobs to supplement the work announced in April it copied in full after the break.
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Nokia continues to adjust its workforce and operations
The next phase of changes to improve efficiency in the production, location & trade, and support functions
Nokia Corporation Stock exchange release 29 September 2011 at 11.00 (CET + 1)
Nokia today announced plans to take additional actions to align its workforce and operations. Measures both support the execution of the strategy of company and the objective of savings, the company announced this year and also as a target to bring efficiency and speed to the organization.
Earlier this year, Nokia announced the changes mainly focused on aligning R & D activities, intelligent appliances and mobile phones. The company today announced the alignment of operational plans, which include reductions in the production, location & Commerce-business and support functions in the next step.
Nokia plans to adjust its production capacity and renew the manufacturing operations to better serve the global network of customers, partners and suppliers of the following ways:
-Focus on manufacture of telephone function in these locations with optimum proximity to suppliers and key markets. As a result, Nokia plans to close its manufacturing plant in Cluj, Romania at the end of 2011, as Asian factories of high-volume Nokia provide greater benefits of scale and proximity.
-Review of the long-term role of production operations in Hungary, Komarom Finland Salo and Reynosa, Mexico plant these anticipate significant role in the European and u.s. Smartphone customer service, but plans to gradually shift the focus of customer and market-specific software package and it will estimate the sales itself will affect the number of personnel in 2012 with no impact in the fight to 2011 Nokia conversations with employee representatives and parties involved in these sites and expect to have more visibility into the impact the number of employees is possible in the first quarter of 2012.
Nokia has previously announced plans to create a business location & Commerce consolidating asset locations include the operation of social location service and Nokia's NAVTEQ ' s. as part of consolidating this business, Nokia has identified potential synergies and opportunities to increase effectiveness through automation. Location & trade is responsible for directing the delivery of digital content world , best location mapping and location platform-social experience. Nokia plans to concentrate the location & Commerce business development in Berlin, Boston, Chicago and support site, and is planning to close its operations in Bonn, Germany and Malvern, United States.
Nokia also started consultations with employees in sales, marketing and corporate functions, in line with Nokia's earlier announcement on April 27, 2011.
"We are seeing solid progress against our strategy and with this the planned changes, we will emerge as a dynamic, Resourceful and effective Challenger," said Stephen Elop, Nokia President and CEO. "We must take the painful yet necessary, steps to adapt our workforce and operations with our way forward. «
"Europe as a principle of Nokia in the future, in addition to our headquarters. We have presence in Europe, Labor Department. We have four main departments in Finland and two sites in Germany, including the Department of the Research Center, Nokia and other support departments in Europe Web site. In addition, Nokia still maintains a strong competition within in our sales offices throughout the region, as well as many of us in Salo and Komarom, "said Elop.
The planned closure of the factory Cluj combined with adjustments to supply chain operations is estimated to affect approximately 2,200 employees. The planned changes in location & Commerce company is estimated to affect approximately 1,300 people. Staff reductions are in addition to the measures announced in April and is expected to come into force before the end of 2012.
Company values-with Nokia offer for the affected workers planned reductions in the comprehensive support program. Nokia remains committed to support its employees and local communities through the difficult to change.
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