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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BBC News
February 24, 2021
BBC News
Late-shift work on one assembly line in Sunderland will be suspended for one week, the firm says.
The Associated Press
February 24, 2021
CTVNews
Former Nissan Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa told a Japanese court Wednesday he believed the compensation for his predecessor Carlos Ghosn was too low 'by international standards,' and so he supported Ghosn's retirement packages to prevent him from leaving.
Kevin Shalvey
February 21, 2021
Business Insider
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February 17, 2021
WebWire
, , , , • Next generation small van range to be built on Alliance platform , , • All-electric and internal combustion engine versions to be made in France , , • Will include LCV and passenger car options with various size combinations , , , , , , Nissan confirmed plans for its next generation of small vans for customers in Europe. Leveraging further the strength and scale of the Alliance, Nissan's future range of small vans will be manufactured in Maubeuge, France, the Alliance's small van center...
Kevin Shalvey
February 17, 2021
Business Insider
Japan's Nissan Motor Corporation on Wednesday contradicted a report that claimed it was in talks with Apple to build an autonomous vehicle. It denied hosting discussions.
Enthusiast Auto Holdings, LLC
February 16, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Enthusiast Auto Holdings, LLC ("EAH"), a direct-to-enthusiast, digitally native platform that invests in and helps operate some of the most...
Grace Dean
February 15, 2021
Business Insider
Apple said it wanted the electric vehicles to be Apple-branded, which would've effectively made Nissan a hardware supplier, sources told the FT.
February 15, 2021
The Indian Express
The companies had had brief discussions that faltered over Nissan's reluctance to become an assembler for Apple-branded cars, adding that the talks had not advanced to senior management level.
Sam Byford
February 15, 2021
The Verge
Nissan has said that it's not currently talking with Apple about an electric car project. The Financial Times earlier reported that discussions did take place.
Kristen Lee
February 7, 2021
Business Insider
The story of Nissan pickup trucks in the United States begins with the 1959 Datsun 220, a truly adorable thing.
Herman Miller, Inc.
February 4, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- 2020 completely reshaped how and where we work, creating a global distributed workforce logging in from their couches, dining room tables, and...
Brittany Chang
January 28, 2021
Business Insider
The NV350 caravan office pod concept includes a workstation that can extend out the van. Don't worry, there's also a coffee maker inside.
Reuters
January 28, 2021
The Hindu
Volkswagen, the world's largest carmaker, over the weekend said was in talks with its main suppliers about possible claims for damages due to the shortage, which has also hit rivals Ford , Toyota and Nissan.
Hemant Bhargava
January 27, 2021
Harvard Business Review
Their early infrastructure investments paid off.
Grace Kay
January 27, 2021
Business Insider
Several car companies are already starting to feel the pinch thanks to a shortage of critical computer chips.
January 26, 2021
WebWire
BorgWarner has secured a contract to supply its durable part-time transfer cases to the Japanese car manufacturer Nissan, for production of its Navara pick-up and Paladin SUV models. This business marks the first time BorgWarner has supplied transfer cases to Nissan, significantly extending its existing relationship with the manufacturer. The company's two-speed, shift-on-the-fly transfer case features driver-selectable controls with electric motor for quick, smooth and accurate shifting b...
Guardian Staff
January 24, 2021
the Guardian
Many thought the streaming service would come unstuck with its debt-fuelled growth, but the pandemic changed that
Editorial
January 22, 2021
the Guardian
Editorial: Technological advances combined with tough emissions targets are bringing the end of petrol and diesel traffic into view
Jasper Jolly
January 22, 2021
the Guardian
Owner of UK's largest car factory to push ahead with new Qashqai and says UK leaving the EU has been positive for the company
By Simon Jack
January 22, 2021
BBC News
The Japanese car maker has told the BBC its Sunderland plant is secure for the long term.
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