Nissan Brazil recently celebrated the two-year anniversary of its industrial complex in Resende, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil.
Since the beginning of its operations, the Nissan Resende Industrial Complex has produced more than 70,000 cars, and it currently has about 1,800 employees. The Resende plant began production with the Nissan March and the 1.6-liter 16V Flex fuel engine. Facilities offer a complete production cycle, from metal press, plastic injection, assembly, quality inspection and test track, according to the automaker.
The Nissan Versa sedan was also produced at the facility, and it was announced in January that Nissan Kicks would be manufactured there.
Inspired by the Kicks Concept exhibited at the 2014 São Paulo Motor Show and Buenos Aires Motor Show in 2015, Nissan said it decided to make it a production vehicle for which it will invest $211 million over the next three years.
Recently, the Resende team completed a $845,000 investment for a plastic paint process called “wet.” In it, the application of the base and the varnish is made soon after the application of primer, making the process shorter and reducing energy consumption, according to the automaker.
This facility is the result of a $732 million investment, and it is the first standalone Nissan manufacturing site in the country, according to the company.