By early 2014, Nissan’s production capacity will eclipse two million units in the Americas, driven by recently added capacity at its U.S. plants, as well as new facilities in Mexico and Brazil.
In an effort to isolate the company from volatility in global currencies, Nissan is rapidly expanding its manufacturing footprint in the Americas region with an investment of more than $5 billion USD in new plants and increased production volumes, says the company.
Americas Region Production Capacities
Canton, Miss. Vehicle Assembly Plant – 450,000
Smyrna, Tenn. Vehicle Assembly Plant – 550,000
Aguascalientes, Mexico Vehicle Assembly Plant – 380,000
Aguascalientes II, Mexico Vehicle Assembly Plant (2013) – 175,000
Cuernavaca, Mexico Vehicle Assembly Plant – 316,000
Resende, Brazil Vehicle Assembly Plant (2014) – 200,000
Curitiba, Brazil Vehicle Assembly* – 32,000
*Production at Renault facility. Capacity figure is based on actual CY2012 production.
To support this growth and expansion, the company says it is adding more than 10,000 jobs across the region, with much of the hiring complete or underway.
In North America, Nissan’s operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing.