Nissan Announces Plans to Open New Plant in Mexico

Nissan has announced plans to invest $2 billion for an all-new manufacturing complex in Aguascalientes, Mexico, to support the company’s Americas growth strategy. The new plant will complement Nissan’s two existing Mexican factories and will open in late 2013.

Initially the new facility will be able to produce up to 175,000 units annually of Nissan’s “B” platform models, but further expansion of the site is possible. Up to 3,000 direct jobs will be created initially at the new facility, with approximately 9,000 positions to be generated within the supply chain and wider community.

“Mexico is a key engine for Nissan’s growth in the Americas,” said Carlos Ghosn, chairman and chief executive officer, Nissan Motor Co, Ltd. “Together with our new plant in Brazil, this new manufacturing facility in Aguascalientes is an important pillar in our strategy to ensure that Nissan has the capacity it needs to increase sales volume and market share across the Americas.”