Nokia’s Sriperumbudur plant located in Tamil Nadu (India) is all set to operate again under Salcomp. Before 2014 this plant was known for successfully manufacturing Nokia mobile phones. In April 2014, When Nokia sold out its devices & services business to Microsoft & decided to focus on its telecommunications business this Sriperumbudur plant wasn’t a part of that transaction because of tax related disputes with the Government of India. After that the plant was closed down till now (2020).
In 2019, Nokia did solved all the legal issues which were preventing it from selling this plant to another company. Then after Nokia’s Sriperumbudur plant was acquired by Salcomp (A company well known for manufacturing chargers for mobiles phones & some other electronics devices). Now, Sasikumar Gendham (Managing Director of Salcomp India) has confirmed that the plant is all set to operate again after shutting down for a long period of time. Here is his official statement:
“Everything there [the plant] is almost ready. All permissions have been obtained… a few tests are on, post which we will commence production.”
Once the plant reopens Salcomp has said to begin manufacturing of mobile chargers & its components. You can find more detailed info on this topic by checking out this article posted by The Hindu.
Stay tuned for more updates 🙂