Sony Mobile has been reducing its business operations over the past months. Now the target has been set to Lund, Sweden. Since the last year, the Japanese firm announced that it would let go of 200 staff. Now reports indicate that 60 additional jobs may be at risk. The restructure will affect both engineers and support staff.
The company will be merging its Swedish branch – Sony Mobile AB – into the conglomerate of Sony Nordic. Some of the company’s employees have already been transferred to Network Communications Europe. The report states that another 100 are working in the new R&D department that opened in Lund this spring.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that the company is giving up its mobile division. After all, it has some announcements to make during IFA 2019, which includes the Sony Xperia 2 and a new compact device. But getting back to the point, Sony doesn’t seem interested in keeping its mobile division in Sweden working as a separate company. Worth noting that Lund office is the former headquarters of Ericsson Mobile. Since the Japanese firm gained full control of the Sony Ericsson partnership, it also can decide the future of this office.
We are curious to see the results of this deep restructure. Sony’s IFA event will happen on September 5 at 13:00 UTC. Stay tuned for the full coverage.