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Nokia plans to develop Salo plant operating mode to further increase production speed and efficiency for a growing smartphone market
The planned new focus for Salo is expected to affect a maximum of 285 employees involved in production and in related support functions at Salo. Today, Nokia's Salo facility employs approximately 2 200 people.
Nokia will support alternative solutions, such as finding new positions at Nokia for as many employees as possible. Nokia will begin consultations with employee representatives about these plans, including discussions about voluntary severance packages. Additionally, Nokia plans to stop currently ongoing rotational temporary layoffs at the Salo plant by the end of June 2010.
"Salo is a crucial part of Nokia's global manufacturing network. Plans involving changes to employees are always painful, and they are set in motion only after thorough consideration. However, with these plans our aim is to ensure the plant's future competitiveness and its special role as one best suited to the production of high value mobile devices," says Juha Putkiranta, Senior Vice President, Markets, Nokia.
Nokia has a strong global mobile device manufacturing network with ten manufacturing sites in nine countries - Brazil, China, Finland, Hungary, India, Mexico, Romania, South Korea and the United Kingdom.
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