A boost for the Manufacturing Sector with Nissan’s latest move to manufacture a range of vehicle accessories within a new production facility based at its Dandenong, Victoria plant.
The decision to return production in Dandenong from Asia will secure 20 full time jobs at the Nissan Casting Plant. The plant has undergone a $4 million dollar transformation to accommodate for the project. One of the new features of the Australian Manufacturing process will involve optimisation of robotics for the polishing and finishing. With another significant boost to local production, Nissan is to source all the steel required for the fabrication of their accessories from an Australian supplier.
Nissan Australia Executive General Manager Aftersales & NCAP, Tony Carraturo, said the repatriation of the accessory business was a strong endorsement of the integrity of Australian manufacturing and the competitiveness of Nissan’s local fabrication expertise.“The restructure gives Nissan direct influence over the factors which will have a critical influence on its growth and development. We will have more control over lead times, costs and shipping.”