Nissan

Nissan

Nissan is an automotive brand manufacturer founded in 1933 by Yoshisuke Aikawa, Den Kenjirō and William Gorham.

Nissan is an automobile company headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. The company was founded in 1934, by Yoshisuke Aikawa, William Gorham and Den Kenjiro. The company was originally founded and known as Datsun.

Nissan's founder, Yoshisuke Aikawa graduated from Tokyo Imperial University and moved to the United States where he worked in a factory in order to develop casting skills which he used to establish Tobata Casting Co., Ltd., after he returned to Japan in 1910. Meanwhile in 1911, Masujiro Hashimoto established The Kwaishinsha Motor Car Works which turned out to be the leader in the domestic automobile industry in Japan. In 1914, Kwaishinsha manufactured the DAT car which was named after three men who invested in the company Kenjiro Den, Rokuro Aoyama, and Aketaro Takeuchi.

In 1931, DAT Jidosha Seizo Co., Ltd. became affiliated with Tobata Casting Co., Ltd. by becoming a subsidiary of Tobata. In 1932, the company changed its name to Datsun. By 1934 the corporate name had officially changed to Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. when Nihon Sangyo Co., Ltd. became the only investor at a stockholders meeting.

From 1938 and through 1945, Nissan switched from producing smaller vehicles such as cars to producing trucks and military vehicles. The Allied forces took control over Nissan's productions in 1945 and didn't release full control until 1955. The 60's and 70's were times of growth and expansion for Nissan due to the release of economical and affordable cars. With success in the United States in the 70's, Nissan was able to expand to seventeen countries with manufacturing plants.

In the late 90's, Nissan made an alliance with Renault and took over Renaults luxury car line known as Infiniti. Today Nissan is one of the largest car manufacturers in Japan, and the world with models such as the Titan pickup truck, their Z-series of sports cars, and their Altima and Maxima sedans.

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May 25, 2020

Nissan and Renault plan to disclose billions of dollars in cost cuts and slash capacity by an additional million vehicles in view of the coronavirus shutdowns.

April 2020

Nissan says that it expects to post an annual operating loss of up to 45bn Yen (£340m).

March 2020

Nissan says it would push ahead with a 52-million-pound ($69 million) expansion at Sunderland to build its new Qashqai sports utility vehicle.

October 8, 2019

Nissan announces Makoto Uchida as new CEO.

September 13, 2019

Nissan announces that it was teaming up with two popular gaming teams to design new gaming chair concepts.

September 12, 2019

Nissan's board puts the cost of the Ghosn affair at ¥35bn.

May 2016

Nissan buys a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors.

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Kate Duffy
November 19, 2020
Business Insider
Increased tariffs from a no-deal Brexit would raise Nissan's costs and threaten the company's UK future, COO Ashwani Gupta told Reuters.
November 18, 2020
The Economic Times
Nissan, which employs 7,000 people at Britain's biggest auto plant in the northeastern city of Sunderland called in June for an "orderly balanced Brexit". But the latest warning comes as the EU cautions Britain it has fewer than 10 days left to secure a deal governing trade from next year.
BBC News
November 18, 2020
BBC News
The carmaker, which runs Britain's biggest car plant, said the factory 'will not be sustainable'.
Ronan Glon
November 16, 2020
Digital Trends
Who owns the world's biggest car brands? The answer isn't always straight-forward; the industry is a latticework of mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships.
Stephen Edelstein
November 16, 2020
Digital Trends
There are plenty of used car options out there. Whether you're looking for a thrifty commuter, a sporty coupe, or a truck, we've got the best options for you.
The Associated Press
November 13, 2020
CTVNews
A civil court trial began Friday in Japan over Nissan's demand for 10 billion yen, or US$95 million, in damages from its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn.
The Associated Press
November 11, 2020
CTVNews
The defence team for former Nissan executive Greg Kelly began questioning a key prosecution witness in a Tokyo court this week, seeking to show the alleged underreporting of income of his boss Carlos Ghosn was devised by others at the automaker.
November 10, 2020
WebWire
Automotive News has released its 2020 class of "100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry" and has recognized Nissan executives Sonia Rief, Judy Wheeler and Allyson Witherspoon. Compiled every five years since 2000, the list spotlights female leaders in the automotive field who have significant influence and are major decision-makers within their organization. Honorees were recognized last night during an exclusive, virtual event. "Nissan celebrates the accomplishments of Soni...
Matthew DeBord
November 10, 2020
Business Insider
The new Rogue has been upgraded in many areas, including the exterior design and infotainment technology.
Sean Szymkowski
November 10, 2020
Roadshow
Nissan wants anyone thinking about buying the rival SUV to experience both at the same time.
Sean Szymkowski
November 6, 2020
Roadshow
Prices for the subcompact sedan only rise $100.
Sean Szymkowski
November 6, 2020
Roadshow
The Navara debuted on Thursday -- and gives us a pretty good look at the Frontier.
November 4, 2020
WebWire
Nissan has promoted company veteran Brian Brockman to the role of vice president, Communications, U.S. and Canada. Brockman will lead communications efforts in these critical markets as the company accelerates its Nissan NEXT global transformation. In this role, Brockman will lead efforts to tell the company's transformation story, promote corporate and product initiatives and provide communications counsel to the organization. He will be based in Franklin, Tennessee and report to Jérémi...
The Associated Press
September 15, 2020
CTVNews
The financial misconduct trial of former Nissan executive Greg Kelly began Tuesday with Kelly saying he committed no crimes and was only trying to keep his star boss Carlos Ghosn from leaving.
The Associated Press
September 6, 2020
CTVNews
His boss Carlos Ghosn escaped financial misconduct charges by fleeing the country, but another former Nissan executive is still awaiting trial in Japan.
The Associated Press
August 31, 2020
CTVNews
Former Mitsubishi Motors Chief Executive Osamu Masuko, who engineered the Japanese automaker's alliance with Nissan, has died. He was 71.
The Associated Press
August 20, 2020
CTVNews
The case against former Nissan executive Carlos Ghosn may have taken another turn as Japanese media report allegations that the automaker declared as expenses 1.15 billion yen (US$10.8 million) in his taxable personal income.
Graham Readfearn
August 18, 2020
the Guardian
A Hyundai Kona electric vehicle. Australia's sales of electric vehicles tripled in 2019 and the network of charging stations is also growing. Photograph: Hyundai Images
Reuters
July 28, 2020
@bsindia
Nissan Motor Co said it expects to make an annual operating loss for a second straight year, as the coronavirus pandemic hampers its efforts to emerge from a deep slump in sales
AP | PTI
July 15, 2020
@bsindia
The Ariya is set to go on sale in Japan by the middle of next year, and in Europe, North America and China by the end of 2021
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