Nissan’s local partner in China, today hosted the inauguration ceremony for its second plant in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China.
Annual production capacity of the two ZNA plants will increase to 200,000 units from the current capacity of 60,000 units. With the additional investment and plant expansion, FY 2012 production is planned to reach 240,000 units. As a result, Nissan’s annual production capacity in China expands from the current 670,000 units to 1.2 million units in FY 2012, once production from other facility expansion projects is added, including a second facility in Dongfeng Nissan’s Huadu Plant.
The facility will produce two SUV models – X-Trail and Qashqai – which are currently produced in Dongfeng Nissan’s Huadu Plant in Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province. With the increased production capacity, ZNA and Dongfeng Nissan’s Huadu Plant, which currently has annual capacity of 360,000 units, will be two major production bases supporting the company’s business in China.
Total investment in the construction of the second ZNA plant is approximately RMB 1 billion (12.3 B yen)*. Additional investment and expansion are under discussion. With the start of operations, approximately 1,400 jobs will be created which will contribute to the economic development in Henan Province and Zhengzhou City.