Nokia pumps up German arm

Rounds off good year with plans to expand

Nokia’s celular phone production plant in Bochum, Germany, will get a £118 million cash boost to cope with the global demand for handsets. The Finnish telecomms giant yesterday revealed plans to add several assembly lines to the facility, employing over 1,500 staff, and double production. The announcement rounds off a year in which Nokia overtook Motorola to become the world’s biggest mobile phone manufacturer. Anassi Vanjoki, head of Nokia’s mobile phones business in Europe and Africa, said the group had sold more than 1 million phones a week several times in recent months. ®

Sponsored: Designing and building an open ITOA architecture