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Japan’s Nissan to Spend $700m to Boost Mexico Operations

The investment is set to improve the facilities, equipment and automation procedures in Nissan’s facility located in the Mexican state of Aguascalientes


Employees work on a production line at Nissan's plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Photo: Reuters.

 

Japanese automaker Nissan Motor said on Wednesday it would invest more than $700 million in Mexico during the next three years to boost its operations in the country.

The investment is set to improve the facilities, equipment and automation procedures in its facility located in the state of Aguascalientes, the company said in a statement.

“Mexico plays an important role in Nissan’s global operations, both as one of the main markets for vehicle sales, and as an export hub for dozens of markets around the world,” Jeremie Papin, chairperson of Nissan Americas, said.

The automaker led sales and production in Mexico last year, according to company data, with a total of 203,918 units delivered to Mexican customers.

Mexico is an important hub for car manufacturing, offering access to the US market with lower associated costs, as well as competitive access to other parts of Latin America.

 

  • Reuters, with additional editing by George Russell

 

 

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George Russell

George Russell is a freelance writer and editor based in Hong Kong who has lived in Asia since 1996. His work has been published in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, New York Post, Variety, Forbes and the South China Morning Post.

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