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Salo – Microsoft closes the phone plant in Finland

As in 2014, Microsoft’s latest restructuring strongly affect the Finnish company employees, attached to the giant US since the acquisition of Nokia’s activities. The firm has just confirmed a start information of the site in July Yle, then cited by ZDNet.fr.

Was indeed very likely the previously announced closure of phones Lumia production site based in Salo Finland. It’s official: the plant shutdown is officially recorded. This will be accompanied by the elimination of 2,300 jobs, about 3200 that Microsoft has in the country

Finland: the heart of mobile at Microsoft

The American publisher states that the sites of Espoo and Tampere them are maintained. This new drastic reduction of personnel in Finland is part of the restructuring announced in July 7800 and provides for dismissals in the world.

The results are still pending in the mobile phone sector where Microsoft is struggling. Latest example: in Q2 2015, 8.1 million Windows smartphones were sold worldwide, mainly Lumia.

The volume of terminals has little increased compared to 2014 (+ 1.2%) in a market of 329 million smartphones, an increase of about 13%. As a result, Microsoft’s market share decreased year on year from 2.8% to 2.5%.

 

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