Nissan starts plant technology rollout with 33 billion yen investment
Nissan announced a substantial investment in advanced technologies and equipment for its factories around the world.
These innovations will help deliver a new generation of electrified and intelligent automobiles that embody the company’s Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision, while also making production operations more flexible, efficient and sustainable.
Following an initial investment of about 33 billion yen at the company’s Tochigi Plant in Japan, with work to finish in 2020, the technologies will be rolled out across factories globally. This latest investment represents a necessary rethinking of conventional carmaking that will lead the industry in a new era of electrification and intelligence. Nissan’s investments will address a number of key issues.
Between these advancement the universal powertrain mounting system developed by Nissan’s Production Engineering Research and Development Center. It is highly adaptable - the same pallet can mount three types of powertrains (internal combustion engine, e-Power and pure electric), and can assemble and mount 27 different powertrain module combinations; the transfer of craftsmanship to robots and the reduction the environmental impact of building cars. Changes in the painting process are especially noticeable.