Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd. (NMIPL) today inaugurated its Corporate Office at T Nagar, Chennai, at the hands of Mr. Kiminobu Tokuyama, Managing Director and CEO, Nissan Motor India Private Ltd (NMIPL). Also present were colleagues and officials from the Renault Nissan Automotive India Private Ltd (RNAIPL), Renault Nissan Technology and Business Centre India Private Ltd (RNTBCI) and partners.
The office, which is located in Chennai, will act as the nodal hub for Nissanâ€™s operations in India. Spread across an area of 10,000 square feet, the facility will house the 56 employees of NMIPL, which is expected to increase to over 100 employees by next year. The office will house the functions of Programmes Management, Corporate Planning, Communications, Finance, Human Resources, After Sales and Exports team. The Mumbai office will act as the regional office with key members of product planning team and homologation of NMIPL and sales and marketing team of Hover Automotive India Private Ltd, which is the strategic alliance partner for NMIPL in India.
Nissan with its global alliance partner Renault is setting up the manufacturing plant at Oragadam in Chennai, which will manufacture the first locally made compact car built on the global V-platform in May 2010. The Chennai plant will also be the sourcing hub for the global compact car for over 100 countries, especially Europe and Middle East. Nissan, which aims to introduce nine new models to India by 2012, will have five locally produced at this plant. Chennai also plays host to the Renault Nissan Technology and Business Centre India Private Ltd (RNTBCI) which is contributing to Nissanâ€™s global operations in the key areas of Advanced Research and Development, Advanced CAE (Computer-Aided Engineering), Product Development, Digital Vehicle Development, Information Systems Development, Indian and Global Parts Sourcing.