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Nissan Makes First Major Investment into the UK Post-Brexit

Car manufacturer Nissan announced their intention to keep production in the UK, making it one of the first companies to pledge investment following the Brexit result.

Nissan Sunderland Plant Experiences First Major Post-Brexit Investment

Car manufacturer Nissan announced their intention to keep production in the UK, making it one of the first companies to pledge investment following the Brexit result.

The decision will mean that the production of Nissan vehicles in the UK will continue at the Sunderland plant, where the newest versions of the Qashqai and X-Trail models will be manufactured.


Nissan’s chief executive, Carlos Ghosn, revealed that the company would be committing to the future of the northern city, following assurances from the UK government that the industry in the area would be supported throughout the negotiation process with the European Union.


Commenting on the deal, prime minister Theresa May said: ‘It is a recognition that the government is committed to creating and supporting the right conditions for the automotive industry so it continues to grow – now and in the future.’


The decision comes as a boost for Sunderland, as more than 7,000 jobs are assured, as well as the wider industry that has grown around the factory, which estimated to account for more than 28,000 supply chain jobs in the area.


Nissan recently reported record levels of production at the Sunderland plant, with a year-on-year increase of 6.6% to manufacture more than 50,100 cars at its flagship UK factory.


The continued industrial power of the North remains a factor behind rising rental rates in the North, with estate agency Countrywide reporting that rents are increasing more quickly than in the South.

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