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Nokia shuts down last factory in Finland

Nokia's Salo factory was the last remaining large mobile phone manufacturing plant in Europe; 780 job cuts to follow closure of plant

Nokia closes its Salo plant in Finland.
Nokia closes its Salo plant in Finland.

Nokia has decided to close its Salo factory plant in Finland as part of its company restructuring that it had announced in June.

This news comes after it became public that Nokia was dropping its Meltemi project that was supposed to replace Symbian Series 40. Nokia is said to have done this to cut costs, along with culling 3,700 employees in Finland and 10,000 worldwide.

The Salo plant was the last mobile phone manufacturing plant in W. Europe. The plant is said to have issued its last phone on the July 27, and warned that 780 jobs will be cut during the year. The plant will be completely closed by September this year.