Japan’s automobile major Nissan puts India among its top manufacturing bases
Nissan has realigned its manufacturing bases with an aim to improve quality and speed of its operations across the world.
Japan’s leading automobile manufacturing company, Nissan has placed India among the newly structured operational bases, signaling the growing interest of multinational companies to make the country a hub of their manufacturing activities.
As per Automotive Logistics.media, Nissan has realigned its operations from seven to four geographical regions and has placed India in the freshly minted AMIEO (Africa, Middle East, India, Europe and Oceania) group.
As per the portal, this move has been taken with an aim to have an enhanced focus in key markets and empower the regional management.
It said the new AMIEO group, which consists of 140 markets, will allow acceleration in decision-making and create a more feasible working model across a number of markets where Nissan is electrifying its model range.
“This realignment and reorientation will help us to be more competitive, improving the quality and speed of our operations and allowing us to deploy the latest technologies more consistently and more quickly to our customers,” the portal quoted Nissan Europe chairman Gianluca de Ficchy as saying.
The regional integration is part of a wider Nissan and Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi strategy to boost its production and models across various geographical regions. In Europe, Nissan is underway in shutting down its van plant in Spain's Barcelona by the end of 2021. It is also closing a factory in Indonesia.
Consolidating regional operations across such a disparate area is unusual in the automotive supply chain, but it exhibits where the Alliance already has existing regional supply chain flows.
India produces both Renault and Nissan models on the same level at its plant in Chennai, with a combination of parts being supplied from Europe and the South Asian country.