Nissan is to increase production at their Sunderland plant to cope with demand for the 2010 Nissan Qashqai creating 400 jobs.
We thought the original Nissan Qashqai was a decent car. It looks set to improve in a number of important areas when the 2010 Qashqai hits showrooms in March, and it seems that the great car buying public is in agreement as Nissan has just announced that they are to increase production at their plant in Sunderland to cope with demand for the new Qashqai.
With all the grief in the car industry last year Nissan cut production back to two shifts in Sunderland. But the rise and rise of orders for the 2010 Qashqai has meant the re-instatement of three shift working at the Burnaston plant creating 400 jobs and allowing Nissan to retain 160 workers on fixed contracts.
Which is great news for Nissan and for the workforce in Sunderland. But the good news doesn’t stop there. Even though Nissan say that the new night shift will last for the next six months, by then they will be ramping up for production of the new Nissan Juke (nee Qazana) Nissan’s new small crossover which will also be put together by the Mackems.
So the future for Nissan in Sunderland is looking quite rosy.