London, UK: Sony Mobile Communications AB says it’s relocating its corporate headquarters from the Swedish city of Lund to Tokyo in October this year; a decision that will see around 15% of staff (approximately 1,000 people) losing their jobs by the end of March 2014.
Kunimasa Suzuki, President and CEO of Sony Mobile, said that ”Sony has identified the mobile business as one of its core businesses and the Xperia smartphone portfolio continues to gain momentum with customers and consumers worldwide. We are accelerating the integration and convergence with the wider Sony group to continue enhancing our offerings, and a more focused and efficient operational structure will help to reduce Sony Mobile’s costs, enhance time to market efficiency and bring the business back to a place of strength.”
Around 650 of the redundancies are expected to come from employees working at the former Sony Ericsson HQ in Lund.
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