04/06/2020

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Nissan closes Sunderland plant due to coronavirus

Nissan has confirmed that manufacturing at its facility in Sunderland has been suspended owing to...

Nissan has confirmed that manufacturing at its facility in Sunderland has been suspended owing to the existing coronavirus outbreak and resulting drop in buyer desire.

The facility is the UK’s major car or truck factory, utilizing all around seven,000 individuals. All staff have despatched property with no date place in position for when the factory may reopen. The announcement follows comparable moves from Ford, VW and the PSA Group. 

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In an formal assertion the enterprise reported: “Auto manufacturing has been suspended these days in Nissan Sunderland. Further steps are at present underneath research as we assess provide chain disruption and the unexpected drop in sector desire prompted by the COVID-19 unexpected emergency.”

The Japanese car or truck organization also cited disruption to its provide chain as a further rationale for the non permanent shut down. It is approximated there are a further 24,000 work in the provide chain connected to the factory, which will also be affected by the closure. 

Due to the fact the plant opened in 1986, above 7 million automobiles have been produced at Sunderland, with 2012 marking a document year of manufacturing as 510,572 automobiles were developed. Before the suspension, the factory was gearing up to get ready for manufacturing of the upcoming-generation Qashqai, which is owing to launch upcoming year.

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