Nissan Motor Iberica, (NMISA) will create up to 300 new manufacturing jobs by introducing a third shift at its vehicle assembly operation in Barcelona, Spain.
Strong demand for NMISA-built models, including the newly-introduced Almera Tino, Nissan’s first European-built compact MPV and Nissan’s highly successful Terrano ll, have pushed the plant beyond full capacity.
Adding a third shift will allow the plant to manage its supply of vehicles more effectively.
Recruitment plans for between 200 and 300 new workers are being created.
NMISA managing director Mr Rafael Boronat said: “Nissan’s Barcelona plant now assembles five different models and is one of the most efficient operations of its kind in Europe. High quality manufacturing and tremendous workforce commitment and flexibility have brought us this reward.”
The NMISA plant occupies a site of more than half a million square metres in the industrial heart of Barcelona and will employ around 4,800 people, when three-shift production starts. Total investment in Nissan’s Spanish operations now exceeds €1.3 billion.
Nissan’s Spanish operations include styling, design and development, manufacturing, sales, finance and industrial machinery.