Nissan Exports 500,000th ‘Made in India’ Car

Atul Shahane, GM Exports- Nissan India, Guillaume Sicard -President of Nissan India Operations , Bhaskarachar -Chairman and Managing Director Kamarajar Port and Sanjay Kumar -Director Operations, Kamarajar Port
Atul Shahane, GM Exports- Nissan India, Guillaume Sicard -President of Nissan India Operations , Bhaskarachar -Chairman and Managing Director Kamarajar Port and Sanjay Kumar -Director Operations, Kamarajar Port

In a period of five years since the start of exports from India, Nissan says it has exported 500,000 cars to over 106 countries.

In financial year 2014, Nissan claims it was the second largest exporter of passenger cars from India and Nissan Micra has been regarded as the most exported car.

Nissan, along with its alliance partner, has made an investment of Rs. 45 billion in a manufacturing plant at Oragadam, near Chennai. The manufacturing plant not only caters to the growing domestic demand but also leverages India’s competitive advantage as an export-oriented hub, says the company.

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“India is a key strategic market for Nissan,” said Guillaume Sicard, president, Nissan India Operations.

Nissan has been exporting vehicles to various regions including Europe, Middle East, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Africa.

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While Nissan Micra constitutes 73% of exports from India, Nissan Sunny and Datsun Go are the other two export models from Nissan portfolio. Nissan started the exports of Datsun GO in 2014 to South Africa and Nepal.

For Nissan, India is not only a key hub for completely built units but also for parts supply. Nissan exports over 1800 types of manufacturing parts to 34 plants across 24 countries. According to the company, Nissan India stands in the 2nd position in volume of shipping parts within the Nissan world.

Nissan Motor India Private Ltd. (NMIPL) is a 100% subsidiary of Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. Japan.

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Rakesh Raman