Nissan to suspend vehicle production in Japan

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected a lot of companies in our beloved automotive industry. But despite seeing much of its worldwide operations hampered by the disease, stalwart Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co. still managed to take gargantuan efforts in ensuring the protection of its global Nissan family and quickly adapting to “the new normal.” 


Nissan has been adjusting its production projections since April, in light of the viral crisis and the massive shutdown it caused to operations. The company is now announcing that it will again be adjusting production at its manufacturing facilities in Japan this month and the next.


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Below is a timeline of Nissan’s actions to help curb COVID-19 infection at its Japanese plants, in reverse chronological order:


July, 2020



  • Oppama Plant: Vehicle production suspension on July 20 and 27

  • Tochigi Plant: Vehicle production suspension on July 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 23 and 24

  • Nissan Motor Kyushu: Night shift vehicle production suspension on the first production line from July 20 to 31, and on the second production line from July 1 to 31


June, 2020



  • Nissan Motor Kyushu: Second night shift vehicle production suspension on the second production line on June 29 and 30.

  • Tochigi Plant: Vehicle production suspension from June 1 to 19

  • Oppama Plant: Vehicle production suspension on June 1

  • Nissan Motor Kyushu: Vehicle production suspension from June 1 to 5/ First night shift vehicle production suspension on the second production line from June 8 to 26


May, 2020



  • Nissan Motor Kyushu: Vehicle production suspension on the first production line on May 29

  • Oppama Plant: Second vehicle production suspension on May 25

  • Tochigi Plant: Vehicle production suspension on May 21

  • Nissan Motor Kyushu: Day shift vehicle production suspension on the second production line on May 14 to 19, May 21, May 25, May 28 and May 29.

  • Oppama Plant: First vehicle production suspension on May 12


April, 2020



  • Oppama plant: Vehicle production suspension on May 11

  • Tochigi plant: Vehicle production suspension from May 11 to 20, and May 28 to 29

  • Nissan Motor Kyushu: Vehicle production suspension on May 11 to 13/ Night shift vehicle production suspension on the second production line from May 14 to 29


Aside from these anti-COVID-19 efforts, Nissan has been active in helping frontliners and healthcare workers perform their duties by supplying specialized resources in the areas of manufacturing, transportation and manpower.


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In the Philippines, Nissan dealer partners around the country conducted multiple relief efforts to help frontliners in the fight against the dreaded illness. Nissan Clark employees prepared and distributed 270 food packs accompanied by messages of thanks to various frontline health workers in Pampanga City's major hospitals, while also donating PPEs to the provincial government.


In the Visayas, Nissan Tacloban has been distributing food for soldiers and police officers assigned at the checkpoints of Ormoc City and Tacloban City. The dealershipalso gave out food packs for medical professionals and hospital staff of various hospitals in the region.


Photos from Nissan Motor Co.


 

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