Motorola will close its smartphone factory from Texas

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But unfortunately, because of low sales figures of Motorola’s flagship phone Moto X, the costs of operating the plant were considered to be too high to be worth it. This is how Will Moss, Motorola Mobility’s spokesman, presented the situation and the basis of their decision.

Phones assembled in the Fort Worth factory so far were stamped with “Made in the U.S.A.” although the manufacturing process is far more complex and the assembly accounts for a relatively small amount of the total cost of the smartphone as the cost is mostly distributed for the display, chips and battery which come from Asia. At the moment it was not explained what will happen to the well over 700 employees that currently work at the Fort Worth Factory. Moto X will continue to be developed in China and Brazil. There the costs for shipping and labor are considerably less.

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