Nissan Adding to Manufacturing in Mexico

  Nissan announced today that it will be investing as much as $2-billion in a new manufacturing facility in Aguascalientes, Mexico, where is currently operates a factory for the production of small cars.

 

Nissan announced today that it will be investing as much as $2-billion in a new manufacturing facility in Aguascalientes, Mexico, where is currently operates a factory for the production of small cars. The new plant, which is expected to begin operations in late 2013, will increase its small-car production capacity, as it will support production of as many as 175,000 B-platform cars—like the Nissan Versa—annually.

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Inside Nissan’s existing facility in Aguascalientes

This will be the third Nissan plant in Mexico, as it also has one in Cuernavaca for small cars and light commercial and pickup trucks.

The initial investment in the new Aguascalientes plant will be equipment for body, trim, chassis, and paint operations. They’ll also be building an on-site test track for quality assurance.

Of Nissan’s present production in Mexico, 70% is exported to 100 international markets.