Sony's Euro Tv Dreams

In a move that could rattle European electronics companies, Sony Corp. plans to double its production of televisions in Europe to 4 million by 1997. That could make it Europe's leading TV maker. At present, Philips Electronics leads with 3 million of the 22 million units sold in Europe each year. The production increases will be spread among Sony's plants in Wales, Germany, and Spain. Sony is responding to European efforts to curb imports of televisions. It also wants to ship units produced by the European Community to the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.

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