Nissan celebrates 150 million vehicles produced globally
myclassicNews learned today that the Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has reached a new milestone with 150 million vehicles being produced globally. It took 73 years for Nissan to produce its first 100 million vehicles after the company was founded in 1933, and another 11 years to build the last 50 million.
Nissan says that it views this achievement as the result of 84 years of continued support from all of its stakeholders worldwide, including employees, dealers, suppliers and local communities, as well as the numerous customers who have chosen cars produced by Nissan.
When Nissan reached the 100 million vehicle milestone in 2006, 76.5% of the total vehicles had been produced in Japan. Localization of production accelerated in the past 11 years, during which 76.5% of the 50 million Nissan vehicles were made outside Japan – driven in particular by the U.S. and China.
Below are some other important milestones about Nissan’s history
1933 – Jidosha Seizo Co. Ltd. was formed that would later become the Nissan Motor Company
1934 – Yokohama Plant competled
1943 – Yoshiwara Plant completed
1945 – First post war car rolls of assembly line
1970’s – Mexico becomes first country to manufacture Nissan outside of Japan
1980 – Nissan Motor Manufacturing Corporation formed in the U.S.A.
1983 – Nissan opens plant in Smyrna, Tennessee
2003 – Nissan opens new plant in Canton, Mississippi
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