NISSAN TO BUILD NEW, $2.0 BILLION MANUFACTURING COMPLEX IN AGUASCALIENTES, MEXICO, GROW CAPACITY IN THE AMERICAS

Posted on 25. Jan, 2012 by in Nissan Canada

01.25.2012

, MEXICO CITY

NISSAN TO BUILD NEW, $2.0 BILLION MANUFACTURING COMPLEX IN AGUASCALIENTES, MEXICO, GROW CAPACITY IN THE AMERICAS

– Phase we to capacitate 175,000 units of tiny automobile prolongation ability in a Americas –
– 3,000 approach and adult to 9,000 surreptitious positions will be combined in a village –

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. now announced skeleton to deposit adult to $2.0 billion USD for an all-new prolongation formidable in Aguascalientes, Mexico, to support a company’s Americas enlargement strategy. The facility, that will element Nissan’s dual existent Mexican factories, is scheduled to start operations in late 2013. During a initial proviso of a development, a new formidable will support prolongation of adult to 175,000 units annually of Nissan’s ‘B’ height products. Further enlargement of a site will be deliberate in phases as product and ability needs are formalized.

The new formidable in Aguascalientes will concede Nissan’s existent and destiny operations to share vicious resources. An all-new retailer park also will be built on a site.

Up to 3,000 approach jobs will be combined primarily during a new facility, with approximately 9,000 positions to be generated within a supply sequence and wider community. With these additional jobs, Nissan’s sum headcount in Mexico will enhance to scarcely 13,500.

“Mexico is a pivotal engine for Nissan’s enlargement in a Americas,” pronounced Carlos Ghosn, authority and arch executive officer, Nissan Motor Co, Ltd. “Together with a new plant in Brazil, this new prolongation trickery in Aguascalientes is an critical post in a plan to safeguard that Nissan has a ability it needs to boost sales volume and marketplace share opposite a Americas.”


Investment in Aguascalientes

Nissan’s $2.0 billion USD investment will support enlargement of a site in Aguascalientes – Nissan’s third in Mexico – and will lay a grounds for a trickery to enhance in a future. While other Mexican locations were considered, a State of Aguascalientes was selected for a vicinity to Nissan’s existent prolongation plant in a same state, that offers approach entrance to learned labor and suppliers.

The further of an incremental prolongation site in Aguascalientes will ready Nissan to furnish some-more than one million units annually in Mexico in a midterm. Today, Nissan operates dual prolongation comforts in Mexico – one 85 km south of Mexico City in Cuernavaca that produces tiny cars and light blurb and pickup lorry models, and a second in Aguascalientes that produces tiny cars for a domestic, U.S. and Latin American markets. In 2011, Nissan set a domestic prolongation record with some-more than 600,000 vehicles done during a Mexican plants.

“In Aguascalientes, we retaliate a trust that Nissan has deposited in a State for 30 years with work, loyalty and effort,” pronounced Carlos Lozano de la Torre, Governor of a State of Aguascalientes, Mexico. “During this new stage, we are solidifying a friendship, that will interpret into success for this good tellurian association and a some-more ubiquitous form for Mexico and improved peculiarity of life for a people of Aguascalientes interjection to new practice and wealth. We would like to extend a thankfulness to Carlos Ghosn and a good Nissan family for fluctuating their support, so that Nissan’s new prolongation formidable could turn a existence here in a home and their home.”

The initial proviso of enlargement for a new Aguascalientes site will embody designation of body, trim and framework and paint prolongation capability as good as compared tools warehousing and logistics operations. An on-site exam lane also will be assembled to concede for off-line peculiarity declaration contrast of all new-model production.

“No other automaker is investing in Mexico some-more than Nissan,” pronounced Jose Munoz, boss and ubiquitous director, Nissan Mexico. “Nissan’s investment in new manufacturing, engineering and record resources in Aguascalientes validates what thousands of a employees, suppliers and business already know. Behind a marketplace care is an forlorn joining to broach a best vehicles for Mexico and some-more than 100 ubiquitous markets.”

Growing ability to support Americas’ marketplace expansion

Nissan’s enlargement in Mexico follows a company’s new proclamation that it will build an all-new prolongation trickery in Resende in a Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. That bureau will start prolongation in a initial half of 2014 and, together with a newly commissioned ability in Mexico, will yield Nissan with a ability to fuel a enlargement via a Americas region.

In 2011, Nissan’s sales outpaced a Americas automotive industry, rising 17.2 percent to 1,561,230 units. This benefit changed Nissan into a No. 2 ranking among Asian brands in a Americas with an altogether marketplace share of 7.5 percent, adult from 7.0 percent one year progressing and 6.6 percent in 2009.

In a U.S., Nissan has gained marketplace share for 6 uninterrupted years, finale 2011 with 8.2 percent of a U.S. market, adult from 6 percent only a few years ago. In Mexico, Nissan has been a marketplace personality for 3 uninterrupted years and finished 2011 with a record marketplace share of 24.8 percent. In Brazil, Nissan’s business has been fast expanding with sales that scarcely doubled in 2011. Nissan was Brazil’s fastest-growing automotive code in 2011 and is now a 7th best-selling automobile code in a country. In Latin America, Nissan finished 2011 with 10 percent marketplace share, adult 0.4 points from a year prior.

Nissan in Mexico

For some-more than 50 years Nissan has built an augmenting participation in Mexico. Today, 6 of a 10 many renouned vehicles sole in Mexico are Nissan models. In 2011, a association sole 224,509 units in Mexico, an boost of 18.5 percent over a prior year, and Nissan Mexicana’s 2011 marketplace share of 24.8 percent has never been surpassed by any automotive code in some-more than dual decades.

The company, headquartered in Mexico City, operates corporate, marketing, sales, manufacturing, placement and pattern comforts via a nation including in a cities of Aguascalientes, Distrito Federal, Cuernavaca and Toluca.

Nissan’s Mexican prolongation includes a March, Sentra, Versa, Tiida, a historically renouned Tsuru, as good as a NP300 light trucks. Seventy percent of prolongation is exported to 100 ubiquitous markets. Approximately, 80 percent of car calm is done in Mexico. The association now sells 22 car nameplates in Mexico from a tellurian car portfolio.

About Nissan Americas
In a Americas, Nissan’s operations embody automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, placement and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving a sourroundings underneath a Nissan Green Program 2010 and has been famous as a 2010 ENERGY STAR® Partner of a Year by a U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America, a Nissan LEAF and 0 emissions can be found during www.nissanusa.com.

About Nissan Motor Co.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Japan’s second-largest automotive association in terms of volume, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is partial of a Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with some-more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan sole some-more than 4.1 million vehicles in 2010, generating income of ¥8.77 trillion (US$ 102.37 billion). With a clever joining to building sparkling and innovative products for everyone, Nissan delivers a extensive operation of 64 models underneath a Nissan and Infiniti brands A colonize in zero-emission mobility, Nissan done story with a introduction of a Nissan LEAF, a initial affordable, mass-market, pure-electric car and leader of countless ubiquitous wards, including a prestigious 2011 European Car of a Year and 2011 World Car of a Year.

For some-more information about a products, services and joining to tolerable mobility, revisit a website: http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.

Contacts:

David Reuter
Nissan Americas
Tel #: +1 (615) 584 9046

Paula Angelo
Nissan Americas
Tel #: +1 (615) 725 5828

Maria Eugenia Santiago
Nissan Mexico and Latin America
Tel #: +52 55 5431 1525

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