EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Sunderland; Northumberland and Tyne and Wear; North East


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles
Number Employed: 4100

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 01-02-2005
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Planned Job Creation: 200

Additional Information

The Japanese carmaker Nissan said in early February 2005 that it is investing more than £200 million at its Sunderland factory in a move that it said would create 200 jobs and safeguard a thousand others. The plant has been chosen to build Nissan's new four-wheel drive car which was designed and developed in the UK. The decision comes less than six months after Nissan said it would build the Tone mini people carrier - backed by £124 million of investment - at Sunderland, which is regarded as the most efficient car plant in Europe.