Η Nissan ως μέρος ενός σχεδίου να διπλασιάσει το όγκο εξαγωγών της στην Αμερική έως το 2015, ανακοίνωσε πως μέσα στο 2014 θα κατασκευάσει περισσότερα από 2 εκατ. αυτοκίνητα στα εργοστάσιά της στις Η.Π.Α, στο Μεξικό και στη Βραζιλία. Έτσι θα επενδύσει 5 δις δολάρια σε αυτά τα εργοστάσια τα οποία θα αναβαθμιστούν ώστε να αυξήσουν τη παραγωγική τους ικανότητα, προσλαμβάνοντας και 10.000 επιπλέον εργατικό δυναμικό.
Παράλληλα η Nissan ανακοίνωσε πως πούλησε 414.791 αυτοκίνητα τον Ιούλιο (-01%), ενώ από την αρχή του έτους έχει πουλήσει 1.608.180 (-1,4%).
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NISSAN TO BOOST AMERICAS PRODUCTION CAPACITY TO MORE THAN 2 MILLION UNITS IN 2014
Production increases, new plants driving growth
IRVINE, Calif. (August 26, 2013) – By early 2014, Nissan’s production capacity will eclipse two million units in the Americas, driven by recently added capacity at its U.S. plants, as well as new facilities in Mexico and Brazil.
In response to strong growth opportunities throughout the region and in an effort to isolate the company from volatility in global currencies, Nissan is rapidly expanding its manufacturing footprint in the Americas region with an investment of more than $5 billion USD in new plants and increased production volumes. To support this aggressive growth and expansion, the company is adding more than 10,000 jobs across the region, with much of the hiring complete or underway.
Nissan has been the market share leader in Mexico for 50 consecutive months and will be further bolstered there by an all-new $2 billion USD manufacturing complex, supplier park and quality proving ground in Aguascalientes, which is nearing construction completion. During the initial phase of its development, the new complex will support production of up to 175,000 units annually of Nissan’s ‘B’ platform products and complement Nissan’s two existing Mexican manufacturing facilities in Aguascalientes and Cuernavaca.
Construction is also in progress for an all-new $1.5 billion USD manufacturing complex in Resende, Brazil, which will have annual capacity for 200,000 ‘V‘ Platform vehicles with production slated for the first half of 2014. The first plant of its kind for Nissan in South America will provide much-needed production volume to support Nissan’s goal for market share growth in Brazil. In 2012, Nissan was the top-growing automaker in Brazil for the third consecutive year.
In addition, production of 4-cylinder gasoline engines for Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz models will begin in early 2014 at an all-new Renault-Nissan Alliance powertrain plant in Decherd, Tenn. The project is a joint venture with Daimler, with an installed capacity of 250,000 units per year.
Americas Region Production Capacities
- Canton, Miss. Vehicle Assembly Plant – 450,000
- Smyrna, Tenn. Vehicle Assembly Plant – 550,000
- Aguascalientes, Mexico Vehicle Assembly Plant – 380,000
- Aguascalientes II, Mexico Vehicle Assembly Plant (2013) – 175,000
- Cuernavaca, Mexico Vehicle Assembly Plant – 316,000
- Resende, Brazil Vehicle Assembly Plant (2014) – 200,000
- Curitiba, Brazil Vehicle Assembly* – 32,000
*Production at Renault facility. Capacity figure is based on actual CY2012 production.
Nissan U.S. Manufacturing on Track to Nearly Double Export Markets by End of 2015
IRVINE, Calif. – With significantly increasing production capacity in the United States, Nissan projects its U.S. plants will nearly double the number of export markets it will be able to serve by 2015.
In August, Nissan shipped the first of more than 900 U.S.-built, right-hand drive Pathfinders to Australia and New Zealand. With the addition of these two new markets, Nissan is now able to export vehicles from its Smyrna, Tenn. vehicle assembly plant to 61 markets around the world.
In 2014, Nissan’s Canton, Miss. vehicle assembly plant will become the global source for Murano production, creating export opportunities in as many as 119 markets.
“Shipping right-hand drive vehicles half way around the world from Tennessee at one time may have seemed exotic to us, but now it’s an increasingly common event on our path to becoming a net exporter,” said Bill Krueger, senior vice president, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Production Engineering and Supply Chain Management, Nissan Americas.
The expansion to Australia and New Zealand is just the latest milestone in an aggressive and growing export strategy for Nissan, with 12 percent of U.S. production going to export markets in 2012. Export volumes are expected to approach 14 percent of U.S. production in 2013 as the company continues to localize global products to the U.S. and launch in new markets around the world.
Krueger said: “While we quickly increase our capacity to satisfy local demand in the region, Nissan’s U.S. plants have been charged to take a lead role in the production of some of our most important global models. As a result, more American-built Nissan vehicles will make their way to more global markets than ever before.”
Over the next six months, Nissan expects to expand U.S. exports of Nissan Altima, Pathfinder, Maxima and Infiniti QX60 models into new markets such as Ghana, Nigeria, Philippines, Vietnam, Israel, Argentina and parts of Latin America.
About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan’s operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the Americas media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 236,000 employees globally, Nissan sold more than 4.9 million vehicles and generated revenue of 9.6 trillion yen (USD 116.16 billion) in fiscal 2012. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of over 60 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced the Nissan LEAF, and continues to lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle launched globally, is now the best-selling EV in history.
NISSAN PRODUCTION, SALES AND EXPORT RESULTS FOR JULY 2013
YOKOHAMA, Japan (August 28, 2013) – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced its production, sales and export figures for July 2013.
Nissan’s global production in July decreased 8.1% year-on-year to 375,416 units.
Despite increased demand for the new Infiniti Q50 for North America, production in Japan was down 0.8% year-on-year to 102,237 units, due to a reaction to the end of the government subsidy program for environmentally-friendly vehicles in Japan.
Production outside of Japan decreased 10.5% year-on-year to 273,179 units.
In the U.S., production decreased 11.2% year-on-year to 41,233 units mainly due to reduced operating days since the timing of summer holidays was different from the previous year.
In Mexico, production was down 8.9% year-on-year to 48,500 units.
In the U.K., production decreased 8.3% year-on-year to 32,311 units.
In Spain, production decreased 6.5% year-on-year to 12,626 units.
In China, production was down 17.9% year-on-year to 82,384 units mainly due to reduced operating days since the timing of summer holidays was different from the previous year.
Production in other regions increased 14.5% year-on-year to 56,125 units.
Global sales were stable at 414,741 units, a 0.1% decrease year-on-year.
Including mini-vehicles, Nissan sold 62,122 units in Japan, up 3.6% year-on-year.
In Japan, vehicle registrations in July decreased 6.2% year-on-year to 42,108 units.
Mini-vehicle sales in Japan increased 32.9% year-on-year to 20,014 units, marking an all-time record for the month of July. This is mainly attributable to strong sales of the new DAYZ, which went on sale on June 6.
Sales outside of Japan decreased 0.7% year-on-year to 352,619 units.
Sales in the U.S. increased 10.9% year-on-year to 109,041 units, mainly due to higher demand for the Altima, Pathfinder, Rogue and Nissan LEAF, marking an all-time record for the month of July.
Sales in Mexico increased 6.4% year-on-year to 20,432 units, mainly due to increased demand for Versa (Latio in Japan) and the NP300 pickup truck, marking an all-time record for the month of July. This has made Nissan a sales leader in the country for 50 consecutive months.
In Europe, sales declined 2.9% year-on-year to 51,786 units.
In China, sales increased 1.8% year-on-year to 90,859 units.
Sales in other regions decreased 10.6% year-on-year to 72,177 units.
3. Japan Exports
Nissan’s exports in July decreased 3.7% year-on-year to 59,746 units.
Exports to North America increased 22.0% year-on-year to 45,728 units, mainly due to increased demand for the new Infiniti Q50.
Exports to Europe decreased mainly because the volume of exports that had been counted as CKD units changed to being counted as parts shipments from Japan for major models destined for Russia (X-Trail, Teana and Murano). These models are being counted as local production models in Russia rather than as models produced in and exported from Japan. From August onward, these models will be counted as locally-produced models in Russia.
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