Great News for Britain – Fantastic News for Sunderland

Nissan INVITATION Concept

Nissan INVITATION Concept

With all the doom and gloom broadcast about the British economy it is good to wake up and hear that Nissan has decided to invest £127m into its plant at Sunderland.

An investment that will see Nissan’s new midsized model (based on the Nissan INVITATION concept) to be built at the British plant in 2014.

It is an investment that will see 3,000 new jobs being created in the UK automotive sector within the next two years – 625 at Nissan and the remainder across the supply base.

Production capacity for the new model will be around 80,000 units triggering the need for Sunderland Plant to implement an additional shift. This will see both production lines operating ‘around the clock’ for the first time in the plant’s 26-year history, a move which will take manufacturing capacity beyond 550,000 units.

The announcement also consolidates Sunderland Plant’s position as the UK’s largest car manufacturer, a title it has held since 1998.

A major recruitment campaign is now taking place at Nissan Sunderland Plant. Roles immediately available include engineering, maintenance and production supervisor positions. Candidates can find all information at

Published 10 April 2012 Staff

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