Karachi, Pakistan – Nissan Motor Company has announced that it has restarted production at its plant in Pakistan. Ghandhara Nissan (GNL) has returned to building the Sunny compact sedan, last produced in Pakistan in 2002 and imported from Japan since then.

“Manufacturing locally means Nissan can respond to our customers’ needs faster and more efficiently,” said Ahmad Kuli Khan Khattak, CEO of GNL. “Thanks to the dedication of our plant workforce, we are meeting Nissan’s global production standards to deliver high quality and reliable vehicles to our customers.”

The new production line has adopted the Nissan Production Way, a global method that uses the best processes and procedures to ensure manufacturing is in sync with customer needs. In order to start production at GNL, engineers and technicians from Japan worked for ten months to share techniques and tools to reach global production quality standards.

In 2008, Nissan sold 430 vehicles through GNL dealerships. The company currently has six sales outlets across Pakistan, with plans to double the number in the next two years.

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