Thursday, November 1, 2012

Nissan's plan for expansion

NISSAN Thailand plans to significantly increase capacity...said Friday it would spend about 358 million to build its second auto assembly plant in Thailand, as it ramps up production away from its costly home base of Japan.

The new plant in Samut Prakan province will be constructed close to  Nissan’s existing factory near Bangkok, which employs about 6,000 people.  

Takayuki Kimura, President Nissan Thailand
Nissan’s plant emerged largely unscathed from record flooding last year  that dented Japanese firms operating in the country, although it temporarily  stopped production due to a parts shortage  
Japan’s second-biggest automaker said it would initially build 75,000  vehicles at the new plant, scheduled to open in August 2014, before expanding  annual output to 150,000 units

Read more:

Nissan plans to double Thai Output - Bangkok Post

Nissan to build new auto plant in Thailand - Latest - New Straits Times