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Sony will close its factory in Brazil, says NeoFeed

The Japanese conglomerate may keep offices in the country mainly to handle the PlayStation business division

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  • The company said it would end industrial activities in Brazil in March 2021;
  • It will maintain warranty and technical assistance services.

Sony will close its factory in Manaus, Brazil. In a statement sent to retailers, the company said it would end industrial activities there in March 2021, reported NeoFeed.

Sales of TVs, audio equipment and cameras coming out of the plant will be halted in mid-2021. In the statement, the company says it has adopted this attitude “considering the recent market environment and the expected business trend.”

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The company also stated that the “decision aims to strengthen the structure and sustainability of its business, in order to respond to rapid changes in the external environment.” It stressed that it will maintain warranty and technical assistance services.

Sony also said that games, professional solutions, music and pictures entertainment will continue to be operated in the country.

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According to NeoFeed, Sony should keep offices to handle the PlayStation business division, but distribution will continue via third-parties. Sought by NeoFeed, Sony’s press office did not have a position on the matter.