Microsoft to produce Nokia mobile phones in Bac Ninh

(VOV) - Microsoft Group – the new owner of Nokia Vietnam is transferring a large number of production lines from factories in China, Hungary and Mexico to Vietnam, according to a representative of Nokia (Vietnam) Limited Liability Company.

According to the representative, Microsoft plans to shut down all Nokia’s production factories and turn them into Nokia service centres.  The company will concentrate production in the northern province of Bac Ninh.

Nokia Vietnam said that it will produce luxury mobile phones using Windows. The transformation process is tentatively set to begin with product models LUMIA630 and LUMIA530 late this August.

By the end of October all of the company’s mobile phones should be produced at the factory in Bac Ninh province.

Microsoft aims to increase the factory’s production lines from six in 2013 to 39 in late 2014 with monthly output tripling compared to last year.

Nokia Vietnam affirmed that production lines transferred to the factory in Vietnam under the Microsoft’s business strategy and will not negatively impact the environment.

Nokia also plans to increase 50% of its labour force while the number of professional engineers will also be doubled with the considerable involvement of technicians and fresh students.

With the new plan, Nokia Vietnam’s investment capital is expected to increase to US$220 million with export value reaching US$1.86 billion and an output of 76.4 million products per year.