Google relocates mobile phone production to Vietnam

Google relocates mobile phone production to Vietnam


Worried by the tariffs that the Trump administration wants to impose on products imported from China, Google plans to relocate its activities in Vietnam.

Google relocates mobile phone production to Vietnam
Google relocates mobile phone production to Vietnam

Negotiations between Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are expected to resume soon, Google is taking action and is starting to relocate its existing supply chain to China, reports the Japanese news website Nikkei Asian Review.

Google relocates mobile phone production to Vietnam 

Google plans to produce its Pixel phones in Vietnam to avoid higher manufacturing costs related to possible sanctions.
Google is starting to convert an old Nokia factory in Bac Ninh province in northern Vietnam to produce pixels, according to two sources of the Nikkei Asian Review.

Google relocates mobile phone production to Vietnam
Google relocates mobile phone production to Vietnam

-This is the same province where Samsung has been developing its multifunctional phone supply chain over the last 10 years. Google will have access to an experienced local workforce.

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-Google plans to transfer the production of most of its US-based devices out of China, according to sources on the Japanese site. The connected speaker Google Home should also be manufactured in Thailand soon.

-The Vietnamese production line must play a key role in Google's growth in the multifunctional phone market. The company plans to design between 8 and 10 million phones in 2019, double last year, sources told Nikkei Asian Review


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