planning to develop the operating mode of its Salo plant to ensure
is focused fully on the high-value smartphone market, especially in Europe.
The key drivers for a new operating mode in Salo plant are diverse
requirements, faster deliveries in high-end mobile device manufacturing
the company’s transformation towards a solution-driven offering. The
will result in the introduction of new and highly specialized
methods and also entail changes to personnel at the facility.
The planned new focus for Salo is expected to affect a maximum of
employees involved in production and in related support functions at
Today, Nokia’s Salo facility employs approximately 2 200 people.
Nokia will support alternative solutions, such as finding new
at Nokia for as many employees as possible. Nokia will begin
with employee representatives about these plans, including discussions
voluntary severance packages. Additionally, Nokia plans to stop
ongoing rotational temporary lay-offs at the Salo plant by the end of June
"Salo is a crucial part of Nokia’s global manufacturing network.
involving changes to employees are always painful, and they are set in
only after thorough consideration. However, with these plans our aim is
ensure the plant’s future competitiveness and its special role as one
suited to the production of high value mobile devices," says Juha
Senior Vice President, Markets, Nokia.
Nokia has a strong global mobile device manufacturing network
manufacturing sites in nine countries – Brazil,
Korea and the United Kingdom.