Last month, Nissan celebrated the start of production for its all-new Nissan Note in its Sunderland Plant. According to Nissan, production was marked with a special ceremony on Line 2 of the Plant. Several key executives took part, including John Martin, Nissan’s Senior Vice President for Manufacturing, Purchasing and Supply Chain Management in Europe, with the UK’s Minister of State for Business and Enterprise, Michael Fallon.
Beyond vehicle assembly, Nissan noted that their car will also bring additional work to the Sunderland Plant and its “supply chain in axle production, cylinder head casting, and camshaft machining and engine assembly.”
The car comes during a time when the UK’s biggest car plant received a £125m investment by Nissan itself. Additionally, the plant received a £9.3m from the UK Government’s Regional Growth Fund with the optimism to assist in the economic recovery.
The Senior Vice President John Martin recently spoke about all this exciting news by saying that: “The new Nissan Note is giving mainstream B-segment customers an unprecedented combination of design, technology and safety features which up to now have only been available in premium brands.”
He continued by saying that “This investment is further endorsement of our Sunderland Plant, which is now an international benchmark for productivity and quality as a result of the hard work and consistent high performance by management and the workforce. I would like to congratulate all of my colleagues at the plant and in our supply base on the launch of this new model, and once again thank the UK Government for their on-going support for the automotive industry.”
The new Note is responsible for over 2,000 new jobs in the automotive industry in the UK, including 400 new staff in the workforce at Sunderland, bringing the total number of jobs created by Nissan to more than 35,000.
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