LG halts phone manufacturing in South Korea, relocating to Vietnam

 

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LG is building some literal moves. The South Korean electronics and mobile phone business is relocating their cellular manufacturing facility in South Korea for the yr, and concentrating as an alternative on one particular of its vegetation in Haiphong, Vietnam, in accordance to Reuters and 1st claimed by South Korean information outlet Yonhap Information Company.

Even though LG total is profiting, its cellular division posted a $172 million loss in the 2nd quarter of 2018. And while smartphone revenue are down globally, points are primarily complicated for LG. Its last few of flagship phones didn’t get off, and it nonetheless have to contend towards more substantial providers like Samsung, Huawei and Apple, far too.  

With the relocation, the business does not approach to downsize its mobile phone company, even so. The go is to make LG ‘much far more aggressive for the world-wide industry,’ mentioned LG senior director of world-wide company communications Ken Hong. ‘Korea will proceed to be the hub for smartphone R&D, design and style, high quality assurance, and so forth.’  

As claimed by Reuters, the manufacturing unit in South Korea generally will make high quality mobile phone designs, which would incorporate units like the LG G8 ThinQ or the future V50 ThinQ, and manufactures about 10% to 20% of LG’s complete smartphones. In addition to South Korea and Vietnam, the business also has factories in China, Brazil and India.

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