For those thinking that Sony’s acquisition of the Ericsson stake in the Sony Ericsson joint venture would mean a retrenchment back to Japan, think again. Sony Ericsson plans to move its headquarters from London to Lund in Sweden rather than Tokyo.
Sony Ericsson’s office in Lund already has close to 3,000 employees, which is the company’s registered and legal headquarters. It also plans to open a development office in Copenhagen. The sales, marketing and communication functions will remain in London. Sony Ericsson’s Chief Executive Bert Nordberg plans to move to his home town of Malmö, Sweden.