New Delhi: Japanese auto major Nissan on Monday announced the opening of a new office for the Russian subdivision of Nissan Technical Centre Europe (NTCE) in St. Petersburg.
The facility is designed to develop vehicles, as well as the implementation of technological innovations, for the Russian market, as per the company release.
“The opening of our new facility is testament to our ongoing commitment to the Russian market,” said Nobusuke Tokura, senior vice president NTCE. “The role of Research & Development is key to ensuring our vehicles are fit for the evolving needs of our Russian customers. We look forward to a bright future of innovation and the expansion of our NTCE capabilities with this new office.”
The new plant is a two-storey 4,170 sq. m office features laboratories fitted with special equipment to carry out a wide range of validation and investigation work.120 highly skilled employees now work in this centre, with the facility offering the opportunity for expansion to accommodate 200 staff.
In addition, this office will also be responsible for localizing components and materials, increasing the capability and capacity of local suppliers, providing engineering support for the NMGR plant and monitoring the performance of vehicles already in production.