One millionth Juke built at Nissan Sunderland Plant
One millionth Juke built at Sunderland Plant
One millionth Juke built at Sunderland Plant

Eight years after it created the compact crossover segment, the one millionth Juke has rolled off the line at Nissan Sunderland Plant. On average, a brand new Juke is built at the plant every 105 seconds. Well known for its distinctive sporty styling, the 2018 Juke comes with a host of interior and exterior personalisation […]

3 MILLIONTH QASHQAI PRODUCTION SUNDERLAND
Three millionth Qashqai built in UK as Nissan Europe sets sales record
Three millionth Qashqai built in UK as Nissan Europe sets sales record

Nissan Europe capped a record-breaking 2017 with the production of the three millionth Nissan Qashqai in the U.K., just over a decade after the category-defining vehicle made its debut.  The landmark achievement by Nissan’s Sunderland Plant came as the company posted its best ever full-year European sales, totalling 762,574 vehicles across Datsun and Nissan models. […]

Sunderland IAMP
International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) hits a new milestone
International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) hits a new milestone

A new milestone for plans to help deliver more than 5,000 jobs and attract more than £300m of development is looming.  The milestone is for the International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) which is proposed for an area close to the A19 and to the north of Nissan’s existing manufacturing plant. The IAMP is a joint […]

Lear Corporation - Advanced Manufacturing - North East England
Lear Corporation Brings European R&D To Sunderland
Lear Corporation Brings European R&D To Sunderland

Lear Corporation in Sunderland has been chosen as the location for the US automotive giant’s European research and development division, against competition across Europe. The company will build a £1.5m extension for R&D work following advice and support from Sunderland City Council’s Business Investment Team. The research and development facility will create new highly skilled jobs, and strengthen […]

IAMP gets the green light to move forward after securing government funding
IAMP gets the green light to move forward after securing government funding

IAMP – A giant advanced manufacturing park close to Nissan has been given the green light to move forward after securing £42million of government funding. The planned International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP), close to the A19 just north of Nissan’s car making plant, is designed to create more than 5,000 jobs across the two authorities […]

Guy Currey, Director, Invest North East England
Guy Currey Blog: North East England continues to pave the way in the automotive sector
Guy Currey Blog: North East England continues to pave the way in the automotive sector

I was fortunate to be in Westminster last week at the Houses of Parliament and was blown away by the building (my first visit) but also by the event that I attended. The event celebrated the success of the automotive industry in the North East of England and was hosted by Washington and Sunderland West […]

NEAA Celebrates its 200th Cluster Participant Highlighting the North East’s Growing Automotive Sector
NEAA Celebrates its 200th Cluster Participant Highlighting the North East’s Growing Automotive Sector

A little over one week since the North East automotive sector gained a significant boost following Nissan’s announcement that the new Qashqai and the new X-Trail SUV will be built at the Nissan Sunderland plant; and the sector hits the headlines again as the North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) celebrates a major landmark by signing […]

Nissan Plant in Sunderland
Nissan to produce new Qashqai and next X-Trail at Sunderland
Nissan to produce new Qashqai and next X-Trail at Sunderland

Nissan has announced, that it will produce the next Qashqai and will add production of the next X-Trail model at its Sunderland Plant …