It is the first time a European carmaker has made more than 50,000 electric vehicles and the batteries which power them.Read the full story ›
Nissan is to increase Qashqai capacity in Sunderland. New models of the car will be built there, with £22 million being invested.Read the full story ›
Nissan's Qashquai model has become the highest volume car ever produced by the firm in Europe. More than 2.3 million have now been produced.Read the full story ›
It will be the company’s first vehicle in Europe to feature autonomous 'Piloted Drive' technology when it rolls off the line next year.Read the full story ›
The Chairman and CEO says, while it is ultimately a matter for the British people to decide, it makes most sense for jobs, trade and costs.Read the full story ›
Car giant Nissan has announced a £26.5 million investment at its flagship UK base in Sunderland.
It will secure 300 highly skilled jobs for workers who make electric vehicle batteries. The plant is the largest of its kind in Europe.
The first major new car to be manufactured in the UK in over 23 years will roll off the production line in Sunderland later.
A £250 million investment in the new Nissan Infiniti has created 300 new jobs at the Wearside plant.
Kevin Fitzpatrick, Vice President of Manufacturing at Nissan UK, has said it is a "massive opportunity" for the North East.
Nissan is looking for an extra 300 manufacturing staff to work on a new car at its Sunderland factory.Read the full story ›
One of Wearside's largest employers is set to expand, creating 120 new jobs.
Vantec Europe Ltd is building a second major warehouse in Sunderland.
The £23m building will become the largest-ever overseas project for Japan-based parent company Vantec Corporation.
Groundworks have started for the 436,000 sq ft warehouse and office building at the Hillthorn Business Park, which is close to Nissan.
The work will be completed in December, and Vantec will begin recruiting at the beginning of 2016.
Vantec Europe Ltd provides warehousing and logistics to Nissan Sunderland, Komatsu UK, Birtley and Cummins Engines, Darlington.
It currently employs over 1,000 people in Sunderland.
This is another major new project for Vantec and a great vote of confidence in our Sunderland operations from our parent companies VantecCorporation and Hitachi Transport System. The investment in this new warehouse next to the Nissan car plant will underpin our position as the largest supplier of ‘Just In Time’ logistics to Nissan Sunderland plant.”
Our ambitions for Sunderland to become Europe’s automotive hub are strengthened by this development, and it illustrates the continuing success of our Business investment team in attracting and securing major investments from global companies to the city, creating jobs and a remarkably strong automotive sector. The long-term relationships we build with businesses and investors underpin many thriving enterprises, now going from strength to strength.”
Prince Charles is in the North East today. Here are a selection of pictures from his tour of Sunderland.Read the full story ›