Nissan to increase by 25% the production at its Russian plant
Nissan announced that from October it will introduce a second assembly shift at its Russian factory in St. Petersburg, with a workforce increase of 450 employees.
The Japanese carmaker aims to increase the factory production rhythms by 25% by the end of 2017 to 45,500 units. The news was leaked at the end of a summit that involved, in addition to Nissan top mangers, Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Nissan inaugurated the St. Petersburg plant eight years ago, investing 200 million dollars in the first phase and another 167 million dollars for the next expansion.
The plant, which has an effective annual capacity of 100,000 cars, currently assembles X-Trail, Pathfinder, Murano and Qashqai models.