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Sony to close audio product plant in Malaysia by 2022

Manufacturing functions to be shifted to Kuala Lumpur TV factory

Sony is reviewing its production of electronic devices such as audio equipment.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Sony will consolidate its two factories in Malaysia by the end of September next year in a move to streamline production, Nikkei has learned.

The Japanese electronics-to-entertainment conglomerate will close its audio product factory located in the Malaysian state of Penang and transfer its manufacturing functions to a base near the country's capital Kuala Lumpur. About 3,600 workers at the Penang factory will be affected. Many are likely to be laid off, while some could be transferred to other factories.

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