Franklin, Tennessee – Nissan is closing four regional sales offices and consolidating its design operations in the U.S., a move that will result in a loss of 110 jobs. The company said the move is necessary to ensure long-term competitiveness in the U.S. market.
Nissan North America will go from 11 regional sales offices, to a new structure with seven regional sales offices and 23 satellite offices in 18 locations across the country. The company will close Nissan and Infiniti offices in Herndon, Virginia; Pleasanton, California; Aurora, Illinois; and Atlanta, Georgia. The sales and marketing organization will include expanded personnel assigned to support each dealer, along with the creation of a dedicated electric vehicle project team.
Nissan Design America will consolidate its operations into its San Diego studio, beginning April 1, with the design facility in Farmington Hills, Michigan to be used for other company functions. The move will not affect the research and development operations at Nissan Technical Center North America, which has facilities in Farmington Hills and in Stanfield, Arizona.
Nissan said that it will achieve the majority of the 110 job cuts through a voluntary transition plan.