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Nissan boss: No-deal Brexit still threatens Sunderland factory

1 month ago   |   By Sunday Times Driving

NISSAN's boss has told the BBC that the future of its factory in Sunderland, the biggest car manufacturing plant in the UK, is still in jeopardy if the UK leaves the European Union without a favourable trade deal.
The comment from Ashwani Gupta, director, representative executive officer and COO/CPO, follows an announcement from the company last week that there will be no job cuts at Sunderland, despite ambitions to cut annual spending by £2.3bn.
It said its Spanish and Indonesian plants would close their doors instead, as part of the cost-saving plans. In Barcelona, where manufacturing...
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Nissan Sunderland plant “unsustainable” without a Brexit deal

Nissan Sunderland plant “unsustainable” without a Brexit deal

1 month ago   |   By Autocar

Nissan's Sunderland plant employs 7,000 people
Nissan's global operating boss says recent commitment to Sunderland is dependent on tariff-free EU access
Britain's largest car factory may still not have a future if the UK leave the European Union without a trade detail in place, Nissan has stated.
The firm's Sunderland plant, which employs 7,000 workers and made 350,000 cars last year, received a boost last week when Nissan confirmed it is committed to making it the centre of its European production operations. However, the brand's global chief operating officer claims it is still at risk...
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Nissan Sunderland: Factory's future dependent on Brexit deal

1 month ago   |   By Auto Express

Only last week was it confirmed that Nissan's Sunderland plant would not be affected by the manufacturer's plans to cut 20 per cent of its global production capacity, but now the future of the factory is in doubt, with company bosses saying " the business will not be sustainable" if current trade tariffs aren't carried forwards post Brexit.
Ashwani Gupta, Nissan's chief operating and performance officer, told the BBC: ""You know we are the number-one carmaker in the UK, and we want to continue. We are committed. Having said that, if we are not getting the current tariffs, it's not our...
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