Covid-19: Information on Nissan Operations in Africa, Middle East, India Region

Press release
Published March 25th, 2020 - 11:24 GMT
115,000 illicit print cartridges have been removed from Saudi markets in the second half of 2019
115,000 illicit print cartridges have been removed from Saudi markets in the second half of 2019
Highlights
Nissan has announced a temporary suspension to production in its Africa, Middle East and India region.

In response to the continuing COVID-19 outbreak, Nissan has announced a temporary suspension to production in its Africa, Middle East and India region.

This action follows the advice and guidance of respective national governments, and is being taken to safeguard the wellbeing of staff, customers and communities.

The measures taken are as follows:

  • Production at the Alliance plant in Chennai, India (Renault Nissan Automotive India Private, Ltd) was halted on Monday March 23rd until further notice. A skeleton staff will continue to carry out essential maintenance and the situation monitored closely.
  • Production will also be suspended at Nissan’s Rosslyn plant in Pretoria, South Africa. The facility will cease operations from Thursday March 26th until further notice.
  • Nissan’s facility in 6th October City, Giza, Egypt, will also temporarily suspended production from Thursday March 26th for an initial two week period as a preventative measure.
  • In addition, offices across the region are implementing home-working to protect staff as part of the wider effort to contain or limit the spread and impact of the virus.

Nissan will continue prioritizing the safety of its employees, partners and customers and adhering to all government protocols across the region.

Background Information

Nissan Middle East

Nissan’s heritage in the Middle East goes way back to 1957, when the first Nissan vehicle was sold in Saudi Arabia. Since then the Nissan Legacy has taken deep roots in the hearts of the Middle East people by becoming an integral part of their lives.

Currently Nissan is one of the most popular and successful automobile brands in the Middle East boasting of a strong line-up ranging from popular passenger cars to powerful 4x4 series and commercial vehicles.

In its quest to closely understand the local needs of its customers, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. in June, 1994 set up a regional Middle East head quarters in Dubai, thus becoming the first Japanese car manufacturer to accomplish this feat. The Nissan Middle East FZE office houses a highly sophisticated training center which serves as an excellent training ground for undertaking Nissan customer care and service activities.

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