Nissan increases production of Kicks with the 2nd shift at the Resende plant

Nissan increases production of Kicks with the 2nd shift at the Resende plant

The unit’s annual capacity will reach 100,000 vehicles per year, with 578 new employees.

The Nissan plant in Resente (RJ) implemented a second shift on Monday, the 4th, to boost production of the Nissan Kicks, which now reaches 100,000 units per year. The announcement was made by the president of Nissan in South America, Airton Cousseau, during the launch of the new Frontier in Foz do Iguaçu, Argentina.

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Until then, with only the morning shift, the plant had an annual production capacity of 60,000 vehicles. Now, with the reinforcement of 578 new employees, hired in October and trained in recent months. The newly implemented day shift is capable of delivering 40,000 units of Kicks. In total, the factory now has 1,950 employees.

The factory strengthens the international call

The Resende factory built in 2014 had an initial investment of US$1.7 billion. In eight years of operation, more than 500,000 cars were produced on those assembly lines, 80,000 of them for export – which has been happening since 2016.

In recent years, the company ended national production of the Compact March and Versa/V-Drive in that category. In addition to representing a loss of importance for the Rio de Janeiro factory, Nissan assures that the move was specifically aimed at increasing the international participation of Brazilian products, focusing efforts on Kicks.

The company notes that Resende has established itself as an important part of Nissan’s strategy to strengthen the markets of Brazil and Argentina. The plant helped to market Kicks in neighboring countries, resulting in a 26% growth in product sales.

In addition, Cousseau also congratulated the workers of the factory for reaching, last week, the mark of 500,000 engines produced.