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Nissan Running With the Bulls in Russia

Maker adding second shift to St. Petersburg plant.

by on Jul.12, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, listens as Nissan executives discuss plans to add 450 workers to its St. Petersburg plant.

Russia’s image as a bear is apparently being replaced by a bull, at least as far as its automotive industry is concerned. Nissan just became the latest automaker to expand its operations in the country, announcing plans to add a second shift at its plant in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The rise in the market, which has other automakers like Mercedes-Benz and Ford looking to expand or stabilize their operations in the country, has Nissan searching for another 450 workers for the plant.

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“Russia has always been and remains a key strategic market for Nissan,” said Paul Willcox, chairman, Nissan Europe, while meeting with Russian government officials, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, at the International Industrial Fair Innoprom. (more…)