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Sony Barcelona Tec factory sold to Ficosa International SA and Comsa Emte SL

Sony Barcelona Tec technology center manufacturing LCD TV sets for Europe sold

Sony Barcelona Tec acquired by Joint Venture between Spanish Companies Ficosa International SA and Comsa Emte SL

Sony Barcelona Tec, the SONY Barcelona Technology Center was established in January 1973, and in August 2010 had about 1100 employees and was manufacturing LCD TVs for the European market. The site area is about 206,000 square meters, is located at Viladecavalls near Barcelona and can be seen here on Google Maps.

With the sale of Sony Barcelona Tec the center is divided into two parts:

  • a manufacturing company whole owned and operated by Ficosa International SA
  • a development and engineering company owned by a joint venture between Ficosa International SA (50%) and Comsa Emte SL (50%).

Ficosa International SA

Ficosa International SA is an automobile parts company founded in 1949 and employing about 6800 people.

Note: in 2014, Panasonic announced to acquire just under 50% of Ficosa for around US$ 275 million.

Comsa Emte SL

Comsa Emte SL is the second largest Spanish company in the engineering and infrastructure sector.

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Nokia & Sony Ericsson Results Likely to Disappoint (CNBC TV interview)

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SonyEricsson design team presentation & discussion at the Embassy of Sweden in Tokyo

The SonyEricsson mobile phone design team gave a very impressive presentation of their work at the Swedish Embassy yesterday.

Here is Art Director Mr Kawagoi, who created the famous SonyEricsson logo, explaining the messages contained in his creation:

SONY-Ericsson Design Director explaining his thoughts behind creating the SONY-Ericsson logo
SONY-Ericsson Design Director explaining his thoughts behind creating the SONY-Ericsson logo

Here Swedish Managers of the SonyEricsson Creative Design Center from Lund/Sweden:

SONY-Ericsson presentation at the Embassy of Sweden in Tokyo
SONY-Ericsson presentation at the Embassy of Sweden in Tokyo

My conclusion: expect a lot more great designs out of SonyEricsson. Also, there is every indication it’s a very successful Japan-Swedish cooperation.

[images in this post are taken with a DoCoMo/Sharp SH900i 3G/FOMA camera-phone in 2Megapixel setting, and sent through the air via DoCoMo’s FOMA network. Images are reproduced here in much less than the original 1224 x 1632 pixel size, which would not fit on most PC screens.]

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