November 19, 2007

Nissan Mexicana plant celebrates silver anniversary

Aguascalientes, Mexico – The Nissan Mexicana plant in Aguascalientes celebrated its 25th year of operations last week. The plant opened on November 13, 1982, with work beginning in the complex’s aluminum plant.

The plant, which has a total area of more than one million square metres, contributes 65 per cent of the total production of Nissan vehicles in Mexico, and exports to 35 North and Latin American countries. It operates 23 hours a day, six days a week, with an average of one finished vehicle per minute; its productivity level is one of the highest in Nissan worldwide. Over 350,000 units are expected to be produced in 2007.

The plant’s complex contains a powertrain plant, which produces transaxles and components for assembly lines in Mexico, Japan and the United States, and assembles four-cylinder engines; and a vehicle plant that includes stamping, welding, painting, plastics injection and final assembly.

The plant has produced more than two million vehicles, including the Sentra, Versa/Tiida hatchback and sedan, Tsuru, Platina and Tsubame, and the Clio in alliance with Renault. The powertrain plant has produced more than six million engines since production began.

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