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Sony shifts production from Trnava to Nitra

THE JAPANESE electronics giant Sony has moved all production of LCD screens from its Trnava plant to its new facility in Nitra. Henceforth, the Trnava factory will manufacture only tuners, as well as providing Playstation servicing. These functions will also be transferred to Nitra later in 2008, Sony spokeswoman Helena Windisch told the SITA newswire. Sony has invested €73 million in its new factory in Nitra's industrial park.

THE JAPANESE electronics giant Sony has moved all production of LCD screens from its Trnava plant to its new facility in Nitra. Henceforth, the Trnava factory will manufacture only tuners, as well as providing Playstation servicing. These functions will also be transferred to Nitra later in 2008, Sony spokeswoman Helena Windisch told the SITA newswire. Sony has invested €73 million in its new factory in Nitra's industrial park.

The need to increase production capacity, coupled with rising demand for LCD TV sets in European markets were behind the company's decision to move production from Trnava, where the company has limited space. The company expects its investment in Slovakia to boost production in Europe.

The factory in Nitra will serve, together with a Barcelona-based operation, as the chief supplier of BRAVIA LCD sets to the European market.

Sony plans to produce three million LCD screens and employ 3,000 people at its Nitra plant in 2008.

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