Nissan plans to restart output at UK's biggest car factory in June


© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: A Nissan logo is pictured at Brussels Motor Show

LONDON (Reuters) – Nissan (T:) will restart phased production in early June at its northern English Sunderland factory, Britain’s biggest car plant, as the sector tries to resume operations amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Output at the site, which made just under 350,000 vehicles last year and builds the Qashqai, Juke and Leaf models, has been suspended since March 17.

“During this period the majority of plant employees will remain furloughed, and we are grateful for the government support that has enabled us to take this action,” the company said in a statement.

Last week it began piloting safety measures involving around 50 staff at the location.

BMW’s (DE:) Rolls-Royce (LON:) car factory looks set to be the first British car factory to resume output with a start date of May 4.

“We are receiving orders from our customers and we are heeding the British government’s call to resume production and support the British economy,” said its chief executive Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes.

Aston Martin (L:), Bentley and Britain’s biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (NS:) are also due to resume some production next month.

Disclaimer: Fusion Media would like to remind you that the data contained in this website is not necessarily real-time nor accurate. All CFDs (stocks, indexes, futures) and Forex prices are not provided by exchanges but rather by market makers, and so prices may not be accurate and may differ from the actual market price, meaning prices are indicative and not appropriate for trading purposes. Therefore Fusion Media doesn`t bear any responsibility for any trading losses you might incur as a result of using this data.

READ  U.S. shares higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.28%

Fusion Media or anyone involved with Fusion Media will not accept any liability for loss or damage as a result of reliance on the information including data, quotes, charts and buy/sell signals contained within this website. Please be fully informed regarding the risks and costs associated with trading the financial markets, it is one of the riskiest investment forms possible.





READ SOURCE

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here