The staff at Nissan Sunderland Plant are celebrating constructing their 11 millionth car since manufacturing began in 1986.
The milestone implies that, on common, a brand new automobile has rolled off the road each two minutes, each hour of each day, for 37 years.
The 11 millionth automobile was a Blade Silver Qashqai e-Energy, certainly one of three electrified fashions at present constructed on the plant. The primary automobile, in-built 1986, was a white Nissan Bluebird, which took about 22 hours to construct. At present, a top quality Qashqai e-Energy takes about 8.5 hours.
“This milestone displays the huge expertise that our world-class manufacturing staff has in delivering the standard vehicles that our clients love,” stated Adam Pennick, Vice President, Manufacturing, at Nissan Sunderland.
“We’ve come a good distance since manufacturing first began with some iconic fashions on the best way. However we’re all the time wanting ahead, and our totally electrified vary and EV36Zero plan imply now we have an thrilling and sustainable future forward.”
The 11 million is made up of 9 totally different fashions, with 22 variants. 4 fashions, Qashqai, Micra, Primera and Juke have gone previous seven figures, with Qashqai the all-time highest at greater than 4 million.
Final yr Qashqai was the UK’s best-selling new automobile – the primary British constructed mannequin to win the award in 24 years.
The UK’s largest automobile producer by quantity, Sunderland Plant is house to a workforce of about 6,000 folks. Nissan additionally helps an additional 30,000 UK jobs within the provide chain, with about 5 million elements arriving each day on the plant.
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