Nissan has achieved a new milestone by exporting its 500,000th car from India in a record time of five years. Nissan became the second largest exporter of passenger cars from India in FY2014 with Nissan Micra being the most exported car. Nissan has been using the Kamarajar Port Ltd. (Ennore Port Ltd.) as the export gateway since 2010 and has been exporting vehicles to Europe, Middle East, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Africa. While Nissan Micra constitutes 73% of exports from India, Nissan Sunny and Datsun Go are the other two export models from Nissan portfolio.
Commenting on the new milestone achievement, Mr. Guillaume Sicard, President, Nissan India Operations said, “India is a key strategic market for Nissan. We have major manufacturing and R&D operations which support us to be one of India’s biggest exporters of cars. While exports help us in optimal utilization of our manufacturing capacity, it also helps showcase world-class Indian production quality on the global stage and expands the scope for widening the export base for India-built cars. Datsun Go which is developed and manufactured in India, is a good example of ‘Made in India’ and ‘Made by India’.
Nissan has made India not only the key hub for completely built units but parts supply as well by exporting 1800 types of manufacturing parts to 34 plants across 24 countries. Nissan India stands in the 2nd position in volume of shipping parts within the Nissan world.