EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: World
Location of affected unit(s): Japan, Spain, Indonesia


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.10 - Manufacture of motor vehicles
Number Employed: 138000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 25-07-2019
Planned Job Reductions min: 6100
Planned Job Reductions max: 6100
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-09-2019
Foreseen End Date: 01-03-2023

Additional Information

The Japanese car manufacturer Nissan Motor has announced to cut about a tenth of its workforce and to decide possible plant closures. Nissan will reduce at least 12,500 positions globally by March 2023 - its biggest job cuts since 2009 - and reduce production capacity, mainly of compact cars. In fact, already 6,400 positions have been cut since a first announcement May in eight facilities including in Spain - where trucks and vans are made - and Indonesia. The remaining 6,100 job will be cut from  September 2019 to March 2023. The company is targeting sites where Nissan made investments to produce compact cars under the Power 88 plan. A total of 14 facilities would be affected worldwide.

Nissan produces compact car models at facilities including in Mexico, Russia, France, and Thailand. Nissan cut 20,000 positions worldwide in 2009