Nissan and Daimler Collaboration Creates New Aguascalientes Plant
Nissan and Daimler have announced a joint venture to oversee the construction and operation of a new Aguascalientes plant in Mexico, near an existing Nissan facility.
Both companies will equally divide investment costs of approximately €1 billion and work together to develop next-generation compact vehicle that will be produced at the plant, including future Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti vehicles.
The new plant will boast an annual capacity of 300,000 vehicles when fully ramped up and is expected to begin production of new Infiniti models in 2017, with Mercedes-Benz brand vehicles joining in a year later.
The Nissan and Daimler collaboration will create almost 5,700 jobs by 2021, including engineers, line workers, and support staff.
“Joint development of compact premium vehicles and joint production in Aguascalientes together represent one of the largest projects between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler,” said Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO, Renault-Nissan Alliance. It also shows how our collaboration, which began in Europe, has become global in scope.”