The Nissan Motor Co. is, and has been since 1911, a proud Japanese company with their headquarters in Yokohama, Japan. However, thanks to its incredible growth and international reach, Nissan has been forced to open up production plants all around the world—definitely a good problem to have. Read on and learn where the Nissan vehicles you know and love are produced.
Where are the Nissan factories?
While Nissan owns and operates a number of different production plants that specialize in individual parts, we’re going to focus mainly on where the actual Nissan vehicles are put together.
The six major assembly plants are:
Nissan Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant in Smyrna, Tennessee (USA)
Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in Canton, Missouri (USA)
Nissan Aguascalientes in Aguascalientes, Mexico
Nissan Tochigi Plant in Kaminokawa, Tochigi Prefecture (Japan)
- This homegrown Nissan plant produces arguably the two most exciting Nissan models, the 370Z and GT-R.
Nissan Shatai Kyushu Plant in Yukuhashi, Fukoka Prefecture (Japan)
- Another assembly plant close to headquarters, specializing in the heavy-duty Nissan Armada.
Nissan Cuernavaca Assembly in Jiutepec, Mexico
- A rabid international following means that this Mexican plant focuses solely on Nissan’s hit commercial van, the NV200.
A peek inside a Nissan factory
Nissan didn’t become the fourth largest automaker in the world by luck, and their assembly plants are smartly designed, well-oiled machines—just like the vehicles they produce! In 2018, the two American production facilities celebrated a combined 50 years of experience manufacturing in the United States. And with an annual output of over 1 million vehicles, it should come as no surprise that Nissan employs over 22,000 people in their two American facilities.
Of course, as mentioned earlier, Nissan operates more than just vehicle assembly plants—like the Decherd Powertrain Assembly Plant in Decherd, Tennessee. Since 1997, workers at Decherd have been assembling Nissan engines; in fact, they complete a new Nissan engine every 19 seconds, which is good for over 1.4 million Nissan engines a year!
International demand calls for international production, which the Nissan Motor Co. appears to have a handle on. To learn more about your next Nissan, and where it was built, the team at Edmonton’s West End Nissan would be happy to help!