In Tochigi, the largest of the three main assembly plants where Nissan makes GT-Rs, Infiniti Ms and other models, factory lights are back on and production is gearing up. The plant has been in operation since 1971 and makes the automaker’s top sports cars and luxury models.
“Everything is fixed and ready now. It is just an issue of parts supply that is holding us back from full production,” said Hiromi Takaoka, General Manager at Nissan Tochigi Plant. “If everything is prepared, we are ready to resume production to 100 percent or even more. Through this earthquake, we have learned that everything is possible, if we join our forces together. Nothing is impossible, and we won’t let this earthquake beat us.”
“In Kyushu there was no direct damage to our facility. However, production was suspended because the parts supply was halted. Operations resumed April 13,” said Yukinobu Kodama, General Manager at Nissan Kyushu Plant. “We’ll do our utmost to be back on full production, so that we can deliver the highest quality cars to those customers waiting all over the world”
Despite stalled domestic production in March and April, Nissan’s global production still hit an all-time high in the last business year, rising 24.5 percent to 4.21 million units. See below for more information on Nissan’s recovery.
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