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Sony to shut a Malaysia factory, consolidate facilities

Sony to shut a Malaysia

Tasks at the plant will end by September 30, influencing 3,600 representatives in Penang

Kula Lumpur: Sony Corp will close a plant in Malaysia one year from now to unite its tasks in its other plant in the state for productivity, the Japanese hardware monster said on Saturday.

The organization advised Reuters in an email to Reuters that it generally considers economic situations, business development potential and different elements, as a feature of a nonstop audit of its ventures and business tasks.

“As a component of this audit, Sony will merge its assembling tasks by moving its activities in Penang to Selangor, to additional upgrade operational productivity,” said Penang-based Human Resources Division head Ric Ong.

Activities at the plant will end by Sept. 30 and it will close before the finish of March 2022, influencing around 3,600 workers in Penang.

A portion of the Penang representatives will be moved to the next plant, Penang’s exchange executive Abdul Halim Hussain told nearby news entry FMT on Thursday.

Penang in northern Peninsular Malaysia has for quite a long time been an assembling center point to numerous unfamiliar electrical and gadgets brands, including Intel Corp, Panasonic Corp and Dell Technologies Inc.

Sony started activities in Malaysia in October 1973, showcasing, selling and adjusting shopper hardware items, just as communicated and expert items and arrangements, its site said.

The Penang plant essentially creates home sound, network Walkman, earphones and battery items, while the Selangor plant close to the capital Kuala Lumpur produces LCD TV, Blu-beam Player and other key segments.