[photopress:Zones_nokia.jpg,full,alignright]Originally, as reported by Xinhua, the plan was that Nokia’s China new headquarters in Beijing would be completed and in use at the end of last year. Missed by a month or so but now it is open and the six-story building has a total floor area even larger that of its world headquarters in Finland.
Shen Jian, communications manager of Nokia China, said the new headquarters will house 2,000 research and development (R&D) and management staff.
The headquarters, R&D center inside and manufacturing base located in the Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area in Yizhuang, southeastern Beijing, will form the Nokia China Campus.
The headquarters building started construction in May 2006 with an investment of RMB450 million ($60 million).
The Nokia China Campus and the Xingwang Industrial Park, which is home to almost 20 other electronic companies led by Nokia, will form the most integrated mobile phone production chain in the world.
China has become the largest market of Nokia, the world’s largest mobile phone maker, whose sales and export volume in China exceeded $13 billion in 2006.
Source: China View