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Industry News : Sony Speeds Up Restructuring of Electronics Business Operations in Japan: Will Close Lens Plant

October 19, 2012
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Tokyo, Japan—Sony Corporation has taken additional steps to accelerate structural reforms of its headquarters and electronics business operations in Japan, to revitalize and grow that business. These steps include consolidating certain lens manufacturing operations and expediting employee cutbacks.

Among the measures already undertaken are the integration and consolidation of sales offices and resource optimization in sales and marketing organizations, primarily in Japan, the U.S. and Europe. Within Sony’s headquarters and support operations, certain functions have been integrated and organizational structures have been streamlined.

The newly announced restructuring measures related to its digital imaging business include absorbing the manufacture of interchangeable lenses and lens blocks currently being conducted at Sony EMCS Corp.’s Minokamo site by EMCS’s Kohda site. And the operations currently carried out at the Minokamo site relating to mobile phones will be partially discontinued and transferred to EMCS Corp.’s Kisarazu site. As a result, the Minokamo site will close at the end of March 2013.

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