The Nissan plant in Aguascalientes works with all its employees —the assembly company starts the production of new models

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By CAPosts 22 January, 2021 - 06:00pm 48 views

Although compact and subcompact vehicles fell in sales 36 and 19.6% last year, this does not stop the auto industry. Companies such as Nissan have already started production of their new Kicks and March 2021 models.

Despite the fact that the Covid-19 pandemic does not subside in the country, the Japanese assembly plant in Aguascalientes works with all its employees. This is because in that state it has the activity traffic light in orange.

“Manufacturing operations continue normally with the regular number of personnel. All our operations are kept in line with government decisions and guidelines under strict security measures to protect the health and well-being of employees, ”the company said in writing at the request of Business Insider México.

© Pixabay. Nissan begins production of its new March and Kicks models.

Even with the challenge posed by the pandemic last year, Nissan managed to produce its 14 millionth unit in Mexico.

Nissan begins production of its new

models After a difficult 2020, the general economic recovery will arrive on average in three years. This was estimated by KPMG analysts during the presentation of the results of their survey Perspectives of Senior Management in Mexico 2021.

In it, 57% of those surveyed - including executives of the automotive industry - indicated that this year they expect sales below 2019.

However, most consider that thanks to the TMEC they have a positive expectation. For its part, Nissan is preparing for that road of recovery.

As part of the preparations for the production of its new models, the Japanese assembler invested 27.3 million dollars in various aspects.

In order to use the resources invested in the new models, the company took measures to protect its personnel. Among them, it developed:

Basic care guides, videos and virtual conferences with collaborators to share the details of the safety protocols Implemented practices and reorganization to guarantee physical distancing in the plant Reinforced official measures such as the correct washing of In addition, it established new standards and sanitation of common areas such as dining rooms and cafeterias.

Nissan and GM led light vehicle sales during 2020. According to data from the Mexican Association of Automotive Dealers (AMDA), Nissan sold 20% of total vehicles sold last year

In total, vehicle sales fell 28% to 949,535 units. Similarly, the segments most affected were subcompact, compact and luxury vehicles, with falls of 36.4%, 19% and 33.7%, respectively.

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Source: MSN