Sony investing Sk2.7 billion into new plant

THE JAPANESE Sony company intends to invest Sk2.7 billion (€73 million) in a new plant for the production of LCD television sets in Nitra, where it will employ 3,000 people, the company announced yesterday.

The plant's production capacity will be 3 million television sets per year.

Test production will begin in September 2007, and full operation should start in 2008.

Sony has been making television sets for a decade now at its existing plant in Trnava. This plant will be shut down and its 1,500 workers will be offered new jobs at the Nitra plant.

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