Nissan Motors Co. Thursday said it will relaunch on a temporary basis a third shift at its plant at Sunderland
Car maker Nissan is to create 400 jobs at its Sunderland plant to meet demand for the Qashqai model.
The fixed-term manufacturing posts are needed for a night-shift production line due to begin in May. Up to 160 temporary staff will also be retained.
Last year the company cut 1,200 of 4,300 jobs at the plant amid falling overall sales.
Japan’s third-biggest carmaker said sales of its Qashqai crossover vehicle were better than expected and it will need extra staff to boost production at its factory in Sunderland, northeast England.
“Qashqai continues to buck the trend of a generally depressed market,” said Trevor Mann, Nissan’s senior vice president for manufacturing, Europe. “We have now identified the need for an additional shift.”
A third shift was implemented in June 2008 but halted in January 2009 as demand for new vehicles dropped as a result of the global economic crisis. The plant produced 198,841 Qashqais in 2009, as well as 50,880 Notes and 88,429 Micras.
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