Nissan celebrates 25 years of manufacturing in the UK image

It’s 25 years since the first Nissan car rolled off the production of its Sunderland factory. Today, exactly 25 years on, Nissan’s Sunderland factory is the biggest in the UK.

Nissan has now manufactured more than 6.2 million vehicles and 12 different models at Sunderland, including Bluebird, Primera, Micra, Almera, Note, Qashqai and Juke.

“I celebrate this milestone with the Nissan Sunderland Plant and commend the significant achievements of the plant and its employees over the past 25 years,” said Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nissan Motor Co.

Prime Minister David Cameron said: “I welcome Nissan’s continued investment in the UK, and the important role Nissan is playing in helping to rebalance our economy.

According to Wikipedia, NMUK is one of the most productive car plants in Europe, producing more ‘cars per man’ than any other factory. It has a total number of 4,500 employees.

The plant will mark the milestone this morning, when a time capsule will be buried on the site, recreating the ceremony held when construction of the plant began.