Nissan will create in the UK hundreds of new jobs in the coming years. The Japanese automaker has confirmed it will build both the new models at its Sunderland plant. Theresa May’s government supported this idea, and Nissan is very grateful for such assurance.
Nissan’s commitment to Britain’s biggest car plant had been in doubt following the EU referendum, but the Japanese automaker is able to create hundreds jobs if its plant in Sunderland is functioning.
Mike Hawes, chief executive of industry body the SMMT, said on Thursday:
“British-built cars are in demand across the world, as demonstrated by the double-digit growth in exports this year, resulting in more than a million cars produced for international markets.”
The British Prime Minister found this as “fantastic news”, she added:
“This vote of confidence shows Britain is open for business.”
According to the economic experts, it comes as economic growth in the three months after the vote confounded expectations, growing by 0.5%, not so good if compare with a previous period. Meanwhile, a Downing Street spokesman could not give any details of the government’s promises to the Japanese company.
A Nissan spokesman said making the X-Trail at Sunderland could lead to hundreds of new jobs being created in the coming years.
Business Secretary Greg Clark said:
“The fact Nissan have not only made a long-term commitment to build the next generation Qashqai and X-Trail at Sunderland, but decided to upgrade their factory to a super-plant, manufacturing over 600,000 cars a year, is proof of the strength of the sector.”