• Second shift begins today at Nissan St. Petersburg Plant

  • Follows boost in demand for Qashqai, X-Trail and Murano


St. Petersburg, Russia (October 16, 2017): Nissan has added a second production shift today at its manufacturing plant in St. Petersburg.


The increase in production follows the upturn in the Russian market in 2017, and rising demand for Nissan’s leading crossover and SUV models made in Russia: Qashqai, X-Trail and Murano.


And following a four-month recruitment and training programme, 457 new jobs have been added to the workforce for the new two-shift pattern to begin today in St. Petersburg.


Igor Boytsov, Nissan Vice President for Manufacturing in Russia, said: “The addition of a second shift at our St. Petersburg plant reflects our positive outlook for the market in Russia.


“Today we welcome more than 450 new people to the team and look forward to further success for Nissan models like Qashqai, X-Trail and Murano - engineered and built in Russia, specifically for Russian customers.”


The recruitment process saw more than 10,000 people apply for one of the new positions, which included manufacturing staff, team leaders and supervisors, and also included promotions for 52 employees in St. Petersburg.


From today production at the plant will begin at 7:25am and continue through until 00:25am, from Monday to Friday.


Nissan sales in Russia this year have followed the positive trend in the overall market, increasing in the first 9 months of 2017 by 2% compared to last year. This is reflected by Nissan’s production in Russia, with 52,525 vehicles made in the first nine months of 2017, 32,037 of which were made in St. Petersburg plant.


Total production in Nissan St. Petersburg Plant this year is expected to increase by nearly a quarter, compared to last year’s total of 36,464 vehicles.


In 2016, a total of 79,066 Nissan vehicles were manufactured in Russia, for the domestic market and exports to the Republic of Kazakstan, the Republic of Belarus, Lebanon (from June 2016, Datsun only) and Azerbaijan (from November 2016).


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Nissan has operated in Russia since 2004. Infiniti started operations in 2006. In the autumn of 2014 Datsun launched its sedan Datsun on-DO at the Russian market. Several months later Datsun mi-DO went on sale in the country. In CY 2016 Nissan Group sold in Russia 93 753 Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun cars. More than 36,000 of these were produced at the Nissan plant in St. Petersburg, with more than 40,000 produced by partner plants in Moscow, Togliatti and Izhevsk. The market share of Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun in Russia amounts to 6.5%. Russia is today one of few countries worldwide offering all three brands of the Nissan Group.

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