EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Sunderland; Northumberland and Tyne and Wear; North East
Location of affected unit(s): Sunderland


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 06-03-2012
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Planned Job Creation: 400

Additional Information

Nissan, multinational car maker headquartered in Japan, has announced that it is to create an additional 400 jobs at its factory in Sunderland. The company laid out plans to make a new vehicle at the plant.

It is anticipated that around 1,600 indirect jobs would also be created in the supply chain.

A timeline for the business expansion is not yet known.