Nokia is celebrating a new milestone when its manufacturing facility at Dongguan, China produced its 1 billionth Nokia phone. Commemorating the occasion, the Finnish company posted a photo on its Facebook Page, which shows some factory workers holding up the milestone phone.
The Dongguan facility in China, which was established in 1995, is considered to be one of the important base of operations globally, with the factory responsible of producing almost a third of Nokia’s entire mobile phone output. The facility has also been awarded the annual Nokia global Quality Award five times since 2000. Also Read - Nokia C01 Plus with an upgraded processor and bigger battery launched
Nokia, which was going through a rough period in the last year or so, went through a restructuring as it cut jobs across the globe and in what is considered to be a major move, steadily shut down manufacturing operations across Europe and Mexico and moved them to Asia to countries like China and India. Back in October last year, it shut down its last European factory when it sold the Salo facility in Finland to drugmaker Orion. Also Read - Apple’s Craig Federighi admits the level of Mac malware is not acceptable, iOS fairs better
Nokia’s manufacturing facility in Chennai too has steadily grown in significance since it was established in 2008. According to a report on Business Line, the Chennai facility manufactured nearly 13 lakh units this year, compared to 9.78 lakh two years ago. While, another report on ET, talks about how Nokia having realized the importance of this facility is planning on giving nearly one-third of its employees a huge wage hike, thought to be in the region of up to 200 percent.