Google-owned Motorola Mobility has decided to suspend operations indefinitely at its packaging and phone assembly unit here, as part of a move to streamline the company’s global supply chain.

The closure of the ‘customer fulfilment centre’, which began operations in 2008 with an investment of nearly Rs. 170 crore, will impact 76 jobs. This decision comes nearly a day after Motorola decided to scale down its South Korean operations and sell its China manufacturing facility to Singapore-based Flextronics.

“Yesterday we started informing our 76 employees of our plans to suspend operations as of end February, 2013. We have no current or forecast production requirements that would require the continued use of our Chennai facility,” said William Moss, Director for Communications in Asia Pacific, Motorola Mobility, over phone.

“However, we want to stress that our other centres in India will continue to operate. We are working with our colleagues to settle all dues, provide relief packages and to help them find other opportunities,” he added.

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