Published on May 1st, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Nissan’s Status After The Earthquake
Nissan Motor Co., which operates an assembly plant near Toyota’s in Fukuoka, continued output after the quake and was operating as normal from Friday last week. Nissan had no immediate reports of damage at its plants and logistics were so far unaffected, the spokesman said. Nissan, however, said the plant will not operate on Saturday due to damage at its supplier.
“Decisions on operations from the 18th onward will be made based on further evaluation of the supplier situation,” Nissan said in a statement.
Nissan’s plant, operated as Nissan Motor Kyushu Co., makes such vehicles as the X-Trail and Murano crossovers, the Note hatchback, the Teanna sedan and the Serena van. Earlier this month, Nissan’s Kyushu plant began producing the Rogue to feed booming demand for the crossover in the U.S. But it has not begun shipping the vehicles yet.