Nissan: Nissan Inaugurates All-New Aguascalientes, Mexico Plant, Building on a Reputation for Quality and Efficiency

Posted on 19. Nov, 2013 by in Nissan Canada


  • Nissan’s third automobile plant in Mexico will have ability to furnish 175,000 units annually with mixed height flexibility, addressing flourishing direct in a Americas.
  • Operations brought online in a record 19 months, lifting Nissan’s ability in Mexico to some-more than 850,000 units annually.
  • New investment will beget some-more than 3,000 new jobs in Aguascalientes and over 9,000 surreptitious jobs.

AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico – Nissan now distinguished an critical miracle in a “Power 88” expansion devise with a opening of a initial proviso of a US$2-billion prolongation formidable in Aguascalientes, Mexico. The new plant is Nissan’s third in Mexico and will lift a company’s outlay in a nation to some-more than 850,000 vehicles annually from 680,000 today, an boost of 25 percent.

During a opening ceremony, Carlos Ghosn, boss and CEO of a Renault-Nissan Alliance, highlighted Nissan Mexicana’s position as a tellurian benchmark for a corporation. “Nissan Mexicana is a tellurian benchmark in manufacturing, productivity, competitiveness and patron satisfaction,” Ghosn said. “The investment in a third automobile plant in Mexico leverages a world-class prolongation capabilities of a Nissan Mexicana group and is directed during gratifying a high direct for Nissan vehicles assembled in Mexico via a Americas and beyond. It will assistance connect a care in a domestic marketplace and strengthen a expansion skeleton globally.”

In 1966, Mexico became a initial nation to make Nissan cars outward of Japan. Today, Nissan’s third automobile plant in a nation establishes another “first” by being a initial plant to start operations usually bashful of 19 months after land leveling, an all-time attention record. From day one, a plant, that is located usually 4 miles divided from Nissan Aguascalientes 1, will ramp-up to full ability regulating 23 hours a day, 6 days a week, for 284 days a year.

Initially, Aguascalientes 2 will furnish 30 vehicles per hour, adding to a 65 vehicles outlay per hour of Aguascalientes 1. This increasing outlay turn will assistance Nissan say a position as a tip automobile writer in a country. Currently, Nissan produces approximately 1 out of each 4 cars done in Mexico.

CEO Carlos Ghosn reliable a pivotal purpose that Nissan Mexicana plays within a company’s tellurian vital business plan, Nissan Power 88. The idea is to grasp 8 percent marketplace share and 8 percent handling distinction by 2016, in part, by vital investments such as Aguascalientes 2, a new plant in Resende, Brazil scheduled for opening in 2014 and a new formation of Nissan LEAF and Nissan Rogue to a Smyrna prolongation plant in USA.

“We are intensely unapproachable of this opinion of certainty from Nissan Motor Co. to Mexican prolongation performance,” pronounced Armando Ávila, prolongation clamp boss of Nissan Mexicana. “Cuernavaca was a initial automobile plant outward Japan; thirty years after we extended a prolongation footprint to Aguascalientes. Today, we open a second automobile plant in this state and acquire 3,000 new employees who already work during a new plant. Through months of training, they have turn a partial of a family and now share a enlightenment and passion for quality. This is usually a commencement of another section in Nissan Mexicana´s story and where we turn even larger contributors to a tellurian automotive industry.”

Groundwork for Aguascalientes 2 began in Apr 2012 and was assembled by a group of 2,500 people in an rare 19-month period. More than 7,000 tons of steel were compulsory to build a plant, a series allied to a Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Aguascalientes 2 is comprised of 5 categorical buildings totaling 1,942,491 block meters of construction on a 1130 hactare (460 hectare) lot: Stamping, Body, Paint, TC (Assembly Line) and Injection Bumpers Paint in a 220,000 block scale prolongation center. These operations embody modernized and environmental technologies in line with Nissan’s prophesy of creation and goals of minimizing environmental impact to air, dirt and H2O resources. To date, some-more than US$23 million have been invested in environmental technologies alone.

The XL Press during Stamping Plant is a largest in Latin America. It boasts a state-of-the-art; high-speed press with a ability of 575 strokes per hour and can furnish some-more than 273,000 tools per month. The plant will embody an appetite metamorphosis complement to revoke consumption.

The Body Shop has 190 robots and is 72 percent automated. The Paint Plant has a Compact Line Process Design, with a 3-Wet paint cabin regulating water-based technology. This is Nissan´s new tellurian customary in paint record that dramatically reduces glimmer of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and hothouse gases.

Environmentally disposed pattern shabby a growth of a Aguascalientes 2 plant as a whole. Seven percent of roof tools are translucent, permitting for healthy light to inundate operations via many of a day. A zero-discharge, H2O diagnosis recycles H2O used for inner and landscaping services. Moreover, a apportionment of a land was prepared as an environmental reserve, including fruitful dirt changed during a growth routine and local plant species. The haven is being designed for a convenience use of employees and a community.

With this investment, Nissan generates some-more than 3,000 new jobs in Aguascalientes and over 9,000 surreptitious jobs. New employees have between 4 and 10 months of training, depending on a position, to safeguard peculiarity levels on launch. Nissan´s prolongation group grown a minute training process including a “Dynamic Training Simulator” for people to grasp optimal cycles in quality, potency and ergonomics before to a start of production.

Carlos Lozano de la Torre, Governor of a state of Aguascalientes, settled that a Aguascalientes 2 plant is a outcome of a partnership determined by a idealist organisation and a supervision operative palm in palm underneath a idea of benefiting a community, a state and Mexico as a whole. Involved as Economy Minister when a initial Nissan plant was built in Aguascalientes 3 decades ago, Lozano voiced honour in this new section in a story of Nissan.

“The thankfulness that we can demonstrate to Nissan will comparison in time,” pronounced de la Torre. “The trust deposited in a talent of a people of Aguascalientes, given 1982 when it initial tied a destiny to a people, renews itself henceforth by a ongoing era of jobs and certain mercantile impact. This new plan represents a strength as partners, where we are contributing to a wealth of a people and that of generations to come.”

One of a categorical facilities of Aguascalientes 2 is a coherence to build vehicles from opposite platforms, in sequence to adjust to a changing patron demands. The initial automobile to be assembled in Aguascalientes 2 will be a 2014 Nissan Sentra, exported to some-more than 20 markets.

“What we see now is usually a initial proviso of a Aguascalientes 2 complex,” pronounced José Luis Valls, boss and handling executive of Nissan Mexicana. “Our idea is to strech a 1-million cars miracle in a midterm. There is good intensity for a automobile attention in Mexico, not usually for a domestic market, though as a tellurian prolongation hub. The stretchable prolongation lines during Aguascalientes 2 will concede us to conflict fast to marketplace trends and be closer to what a business need and want. We’re unapproachable that Mexico is now a fourth largest automobile exporter and a eighth tellurian producer, though we’re really aiming for more.”

Logistics operations among Aguascalientes 2 and Aguascalientes 1 plant are entirely integrated. Aguascalientes 2 includes a rail yard for automobile travel that will support both operations and total ability of servicing is 95 jobs per hour.

Adjacent to Aguascalientes 2, Nissan and Vesta are building “Douki Seisan Park (DSP)” an integrated retailer park within Aguascalientes 2’s footprint. The DSP’s tighten vicinity allows an unique couple between automotive suppliers and a prolongation processes. During a initial stage, and with an investment of US$57 million, a DSP will horde on 140 acres (57 hectares) suppliers within 5 buildings of 1.6 million block feet of construction, with a intensity of expanding serve in a future. Already in positions are: POSCO, Tachi-S and Sanoh. Also circuitously is Nissan’s delivery retailer company, JATCO, with a second plant in Aguascalientes grown during an investment of USD$220 million in 2013.

About Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is partial of a Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with some-more than 236,000 employees globally, Nissan sole some-more than 4.9 million vehicles and generated income of 9.6 trillion yen (USD 116.16 billion) in mercantile 2012. Nissan delivers a extensive operation of over 60 models underneath a Nissan and Infiniti brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced a Nissan LEAF, and continues to lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, a initial mass-market, pure-electric automobile launched globally, is now a best-selling EV in history.

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About Nissan Mexicana
Established in 1961, Nissan Mexicana, S.A. de C.V. is a auxiliary of Nissan Motor Co. It includes Headquarters, Marketing, Sales, Distribution, RD and prolongation operations in Aguascalientes, Cuernavaca, Manzanillo and Mexico City. Nissan Mexicana has some-more than 14,500 employees. In 2012, it sole 244,962 vehicles in México, reached a marketplace share of 24.7% and assembled 683,520 vehicles. Nissan is committed to a environmental opening underneath a Nissan Green Program, and pursues objectives such as a rebate of CO2 emissions. For each automobile sold, a Nissan Foundation headed by play organisation ANDANAC, contributes to a account to build schools during impecunious communities. Over a final 11 years, it has built and versed some-more than 73 schools benefiting some-more than 150,000 children.



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