Nissan to Manufacture New Vehicle in UK and to Create New Jobs
On March, 6th on a Geneva motor show Nissan announced that its new Invitation compact vehicle will be manufactured at the Sunderland factory in UK.
The production of the vehicle is to start in mid-2013 at a rate of 100,000 units a year. This move by Nissan is expected to create 2000 jobs and to bring investments of around 125 million pounds. On its part, the UK government will allocate 9 million pounds of the Regional Growth Fund money.
Commenting on the move of the Japanese car manufacturer, Stephen Tetlow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), said: "This is another sign of a growing renaissance in UK car manufacturing. The sector is growing at over 15% a year, creating thousands of jobs and driving British manufacturing out of the doldrums."
He also highlighted that "Nissan's Sunderland plant is the company's most productive plant in Europe", which fact explains why British car manufacturing industry is witnessing impressive growth.