Nissan will build a new model in Spain

Posted on Wednesday, 6 February 2013 , 16:02:12 byEmil

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Nissan will build a new model in Spain


Apparently, Japanese carmaker Nissan has big plans for the next period of time. They have plans to invest more than EUR130 into their production facility in Spain. Here we are talking about the one in Barcelona. The money involved is for a passenger car, additional production of the 1-Ton Pick Up and also for the assembly of electric-vehicle gearbox. The production process of a new passenger car will begin in July 2014. The city won the bid shortly after reaching a new competitive proposal with the local works council. This model will offer an additional 80.000 units of annual capacity to Barcelona. The Japanese manufacturer will have to invest around EUR110 million but will create 1.000 direct and 3.000 indirect jobs. Until now, in Barcelona the production was quite common. The specialists were only used building light commercial vehicles and 4x4 models. As you already know, these types have been seriously affected by the crisis. This investment will diversify their activity.



As mentioned above, Nissan is allocating to Barcelona the production of 24.000 units of extra annual capacity for the 1-Ton Pickup. This means a EUR14 million investment. For the assembly of the gearbox for the Nissan LEAF and Nissan eN200, the carmaker is also investing another EUR6 million.



Together, all these investments will be used to renovate production lines for the new passenger car, for the introduction of new technologies needed to support electric vehicle production and for adapting the supplier park to new production requirements. All operations that take place in Barcelona are positioned to become among the most competitive and versatile, with the ability to product passenger cars, 4 x 4, LCVs and electric vehicles as well. Now all we can o is wait and see how things are going to evolve in this situation.



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