As a sign of its commitment to the Chinese market Nokia has selected the Beijing Economic-technological Development Area (BDA) as the location for its Nokia China Campus. It will be the company’s headquarters for its activities in the Greater China Area. It will also be the headquarters for its R&D centres and mobile phone manufacturing base and is scheduled to open in the later part of 2007.

On completion the world-class campus will host over 1500 staff from R&D, sales and marketing operations, pre-production, logistics, sourcing and manufacturing operations. Eventually, the aim is for more than 2000 Nokia employees to be based in this new hub.

Jorma Ollila, chairman and CEO of Nokia, stated, “For us it will integrate all parts of our operations in one location, providing unique opportunities for exchange of information and ideas, as well as for very effective operations across all of Nokia and with our partners. For Xingwang Park and BDA it means the kick-off of a new phase of development, going from being a primarily manufacturing based area to being a true world class end-to-end business park.”