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Nissan Sunderland becomes fastest car factory in the UK to make 10 million vehicles

Nissan Sunderland Plant is celebrating another record breaking milestone as the ten millionth vehicle rolls off the production line. Credit: Nissan

Car manufacturers in Sunderland are celebrating after the 10 millionth vehicle rolled off the production line.

Nissan has become the fastest car factory in the UK to reach the landmark figure.

On average the plant has built a car every two minutes since production started.

Parked bumper to bumper, the 10m cars would stretch around the globe.

It has taken the plant 33 years to reach the ten million mark since production started in 1986.

Workers have been making vehicles in Sunderland since 1986 Credit: Nissan

Building ten million vehicles is a tremendous achievement for everyone associated with the plant.

Reaching this huge figure has called on all the ingenuity, commitment and spirit of our highly skilled workforce, many of who hail from the North East of England.

Together we are determined to continue to drive up the high quality standards our customers have come to expect over the last three decades.

– Steve Marsh, Nissan Sunderland Plant Vice President

Total production by vehicle:

Nine different models have been made at the Sunderland plant Credit: Nissan