Mexico City, Mexico – Nissan will invest up to US$2 billion to build an all-new manufacturing complex in Aguascalientes, Mexico to support its Americas growth strategy. The plant, which will complement Nissan’s two existing Mexican factories, is scheduled to begin operations in late 2013.
During its initial development phase, the new complex will be able to build 175,000 units annually of the company’s B-platform products. Further site expansion will be considered in phases with ongoing product and capacity needs. The new complex will allow Nissan’s existing and future operations to share critical resources, and an all-new supplier park will also be built on the site.
“Mexico is a key engine for Nissan’s growth in the Americas,” said Carlos Ghosn, chairman and CEO of Nissan Motor Company. “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.”
The addition of an incremental production site in Aguascalientes will allow Nissan to produce more than one million units annually in Mexico in the midterm. The company operates a plant in Cuernavaca that produces small cars and light commercial and pickup truck models, and a second in Aguascalientes that produces small cars for the North American and Latin American markets.