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Sony to close its only factory in Catalonia

The multinational Japanese company Sony plans to leave Catalonia, but the industry is seeking alternatives for employees that will soon be out of work. The company plans to close its television factory next to Barcelona, which will leave 1,030 people out of work

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02 September 2010 11:55 PM

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ACN

Barcelona (ACN).- Sony is restructuring its entire group. In this new strategy the Japanese company is thinking about closing its television assembling factory in Viladecavalls, next to Barcelona. The factory\u2019s facilities may be turned over to the auto parts company Ficosa and the construction company Comsa-Emte after its closure. Neither company has confirmed their interest in acquiring the facilities.


Catalan Minister for Innovation, Universities and Businesses, Josep Huguet, considers the turn over as a positive way out. Sony was already thinking about closing the Viladecavalls factory in 2009, but last minute negotiations changed the company\u2019s initial plans.

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  • Sony factory workers were demonstrating last March in front of the company's facilities

  • Sony factory workers were demonstrating last March in front of the company's facilities