Following Nokia Plant Shutdown, RR Donnelley Halts Work at Tamil Nadu, India, Facility
SRIPERUMBUDUR, INDIA—February 16, 2014—The Times of India reported that the Indian publishing arm of RR Donnelley & Sons Co., RR Donnelley Publishing India, has suspended production at its manufacturing plant in Sriperumbudur, in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, due to lack of orders.
RR Donnelley Publishing India exclusively supplied printing and packaging products to cellphone manufacturer Nokia, but it had been faltering ever since Nokia shut down its plant in Chennai, India, last year.
"RR Donnelley has discontinued its operations at the Irungattukottai plant and none of the operators and workmen are reporting to work over the past few days," sources told The Times of India. "The company has also floated a voluntary separation scheme and sent the proposals to the employees' residence."
More than 300 operators are employed at RR Donnelley Publishing India, along with 60 other staff.