DUBAI, UAE (March 25th 2020) – 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.
About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2018, the company sold 5.52 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.6 trillion yen. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, the Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999 and acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors in 2016. The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance sold 10.76 million vehicles combined in calendar year 2018.