Nissan will invest $2.0 billion in a new Mexican assembly plant complex intended to support its rapid growth plans across the Americas, with the factory scheduled to produce as many as 175,000 subcompact cars a year when it opens in 2013.
The new complex will complement Nissan’s two existing operations “South of the border,” and bring to 13,500 the number of workers the Japanese maker employs in the booming Mexican auto industry. That doesn’t include th e9.000 additional jobs it is expected to create in the country’s parts making network.
A new supplier park will be built on the site of the Nissan plant, which will go up in Aguascaliente, one of the centers of Mexican automotive production., and many of those additional jobs will be located there, Nissan officials noted.
“Mexico is a key engine for Nissan’s growth in the Americas,” said Nissan Motor Co. Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn.