The crew at Nissan Sunderland Plant are celebrating constructing their 11 millionth automobile since manufacturing began in 1986.
The milestone implies that, on common, a brand new automotive has rolled off the road each two minutes, each hour of every single day, for 37 years.
The 11 millionth automotive was a Blade Silver Qashqai e-Energy, considered one of three electrified fashions presently constructed on the plant. The primary automotive, inbuilt 1986, was a white Nissan Bluebird, which took about 22 hours to construct. Immediately, a high quality Qashqai e-Energy takes about 8.5 hours.
“This milestone displays the huge expertise that our world-class manufacturing crew has in delivering the standard automobiles that our prospects love,” mentioned Adam Pennick, Vice President, Manufacturing, at Nissan Sunderland.
“We’ve come a good distance since manufacturing first began with some iconic fashions on the best way. However we’re all the time wanting ahead, and our absolutely electrified vary and EV36Zero plan imply we have now an thrilling and sustainable future forward.”
The 11 million is made up of 9 totally different fashions, with 22 variants. 4 fashions, Qashqai, Micra, Primera and Juke have gone previous seven figures, with Qashqai the all-time highest at greater than 4 million.
Final yr Qashqai was the UK’s best-selling new automotive – the primary British constructed mannequin to win the award in 24 years.
The UK’s largest automotive producer by quantity, Sunderland Plant is house to a workforce of about 6,000 folks. Nissan additionally helps an extra 30,000 UK jobs within the provide chain, with about 5 million elements arriving every single day on the plant.
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