Nissan has announced the opening of a new office for the Russian subdivision of Nissan Technical Centre Europe (NTCE) in St Petersburg. The mission of the facility is the development of vehicles, as well as the implementation of technological innovations, for the Russian market.

"The opening of our new facility is testament to our ongoing commitment to the Russian market," said Nobusuke Tokura, senior vice president NTCE. "The role of Research and Development is key to ensuring our vehicles are fit for the evolving needs of our Russian customers. We look forward to a bright future of innovation and the expansion of our NTCE capabilities with this new office."

Since 2005, Nissan's in-market engineers have made a significant contribution to the process of adapting Nissan vehicles to meet the demands of challenging Russian road and weather conditions. From influencing vehicle design concepts to digital development and launching of targeted products into the market, NTCE-Russia has become crucial to securing the performance of Nissan vehicles.

Nissan Technical Centre Europe's key milestones in Russia
2005: Nissan Motor Russia hires its first three in-market engineers at its head office in Moscow.
2011: Nissan officially creates its first Russia subdivision of NTCE at Nissan Manufacturing Russia (NMGR) plant in St Petersburg, which was established two years earlier in 2009. By the end of the year, NTCE-Russia headcount between Moscow and St Petersburg stands at 18 employees.
2018: Nissan officially opens a new NTCE-Russia office in the Primorsky district of St Petersburg. Today, the office hosts 120 employees with the opportunity to accommodate up to 200 staff in the future.

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