Motorola Mobility not closing India operations

March 09, 2013 05:21 pm | Updated October 18, 2016 01:17 pm IST - New Delhi

Google acquired the heavily-loss making Motorola Mobility for USD 12.5 billion in May 2012. File Photo

Google acquired the heavily-loss making Motorola Mobility for USD 12.5 billion in May 2012. File Photo

Google owned Motorola Mobility has said that although it has no plans to expand its offerings in the country at present, it will continue its India operations.

“Motorola Mobility is not closing down its India operations. Although we are not currently introducing new products there, we retain significant operations in India,” Motorola Mobility spokesperson William Moss told PTI in reply to a query via e-mail.

Motorola Mobility has closed down its >India website and is reducing headcount in the world’s second largest mobile phone market in terms of subscribers amid rising operational costs.

The company will cut around 1,200 jobs in 13 countries, including India and China, in addition to 4,000 lay offs it announced last year.

“These cuts are a continuation of the reductions we announced last summer. It’s obviously very hard for the employees concerned, and we are committed to helping them through this difficult transition,” Mr. Moss said.

In August, the company has announced it would lay off 4,000 people across globe.

Mr. Moss, however, did not disclose India specific numbers.

“We are not releasing numbers for specific markets. However, the number cited is global, not just India,” he said.

As of December, >Motorola Mobility had 11,113 people.

After acquiring it in May 2012, Google started restructuring at Motorola Mobility by reducing workforce, reorganising management structure, closing and consolidating certain facilities and simplify mobile product portfolio.

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