Sunderland; Northumberland and Tyne and Wear; North East
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles
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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.