Monday, 29 May 2017

Nissan UK Production By Model : 1986-2014

The North East of England is an economically challenged region. With the shipyards having closed the area needed an injection of employment as the region was suffering in that regard. The UK government encouraged Nissan to build there and a large skilled workforce without employment was also a bonus. In the time the plant has been running, there has not been any time lost through industrial disputes. The placement of the plant has been good for both Nissan and the region.

The first Bluebird off the production line at NMUK in 1986

By 1986 the first cars were rolling off the production line but the first two years local content was low so they are not generally counted as UK production. I have added them to the chart below but the figures are not included in any of the totals at the bottom. The model was the Bluebird initially but was soon replaced by the Primera in 1990.

Over the years the plant has had additional investment to expand and become a four model plant. Extra shifts are put on when high demand is experienced, the plant at times three shifts. It is regarded as one of the most efficient car making facilities in Europe.

The Almera was a popular car in Europe

The chart is self explanatory, but a couple of features to note: Green shading on model production data represents the biggest for that year. Under the 'Total' column, Shading changes for each 100,000 mark passed.

YearQashqaiJukeNoteLeafMicraAlmeraPrimeraTotal
1986------5,1395,139
1987------28,79728,797
1988------56,74456,744
1989------76,99176,991
1990------76,36776,367
1991------124,666124,666
1992----37,176-141,833179,009
1993----152,722-93,559246,281
1994----131,063-73,881204,944
1995----125,564-89,782215,346
1996----136,504-95,123231,627
1997----148,430-123,236271,666
1998----159,340-129,478288,818
1999----157,143-114,014271,157
2000----122,560115,33689,805327,701
2001----116,653121,79758,030296,480
2002----103,19797,00597,131297,333
2003----190,69086,49154,743331,924
2004----172,79493,35553,503319,652
2005--231-168,95897,56248,546315,297
20063,799-106,903-129,85830,78829,863301,211
2007164,191-92,679-88,532-8,316353,718
2008224,989-77,819-83,747--386,555
2009198,841-50,880-88,429--338,150
2010271,18844,62252,872-54,580--423,262
2011301,277132,60646,602----480,485
2012310,837154,75944,84492---510,532
2013286,477147,95458,9018,424---501,756
2014285,110132,64665,14317,339---500,238
Total2,046,709612,587596,87425,8552,367,940642,3341,635,6117,927,910
Avg255,839142,46266,31912,928131,552101,95886,085293,626

Soon two Infiniti models will be added, the first time in decades a new brand has commenced production in the UK. It's nice to see a factory not only be so well run, but give a region a much needed financial boost. Nissan is what BL was once was, a UK designer and producer of cars. 

It would be only right that Nissan was at the top of sales in the UK, and it is certainly progressing in that regard. What is getting it success in Britain is more the quality and desirability of what is made there. Will any other car maker ever again do what Nissan did and use the UK as a car manufacturing centre? It has certainly worked for Nissan. 

The Note is an important part of Sunderland production

No comments:

Post a Comment

Labels

Tags

Indian Off-Roading

Car Magnetic SunShades Cheapest Rate Online