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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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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Norihiko Shirouzu
May 25, 2020
U.S.
Renault and Nissan <7201.T> have shelved plans to push towards the full merger former leader Carlos Ghosn craved and will instead fix their troubled alliance to try to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, five senior sources told Reuters.
Reuters Editorial
May 25, 2020
U.S.
The Mexican unit of Nissan Motor Co Ltd unit said on Monday that it is preparing to gradually reopen under strict safety measures, beginning with activities that are directly related to vehicle and autoparts manufacturing.
ANI
May 25, 2020
@bsindia
The moves are set to undo the growth strategy pushed earlier by Carlos Ghosn, former leader of both companies, to sell around 14 million cars by 2022
Reuters Editorial
April 30, 2020
U.S.
Nissan <7201.T> will restart phased production in early June at its northern English Sunderland factory, Britain&#039;s biggest car plant, as the sector tries to resume operations amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Reuters Editorial
April 22, 2020
U.S.
Nissan will restart production at its Barcelona factory from May 4 and it will begin piloting safety measures at its British plant with the return of around 50 staff this week, the Japanese carmaker said on Wednesday.
Reuters Editorial
April 16, 2020
U.S.
Luxury carmaker Bentley is extending its plant shutdown by three weeks and will begin gradually reopening from May 11, as coronavirus lockdown measures remain in place in Britain.
April 8, 2020
WebWire
At Nissan, our primary focus is the safety of our employees and our communities. At our operations in Japan, we have implemented a number of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including precautionary guidelines and remote work. In line with the measures announced by the Japanese government, the below actions will come into effect: , , , , , , • Office workers will be required to work from home, with the exception of work required onsite for business continuity. The number of employee...
BBC News
April 2, 2020
BBC News
The Sunderland factory employs 7,000 people and produces the Qashqai, Juke and electric LEAF models.
Reuters Editorial
April 2, 2020
U.S.
Production at Nissan&#039;s <7201.T> British factory, the country&#039;s biggest car plant, is suspended throughout April, continuing a shutdown in place since mid-March as the coronavirus outbreak continues across Europe.
March 30, 2020
WebWire
Nissan announces that it will temporarily adjust production at three of its manufacturing facilities in Japan, due to decreased demand in the automobile market. This measure adds to efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus and prioritizes the well-being of employees, their families, suppliers and society in general. , , , , , , • Oppama plant: Vehicle production will be suspended on April 3, 13, 24 and May 1, , • Tochigi plant: Vehicle production will be suspended from April 6 to...
T E Narasimhan & Gireesh Babu
March 23, 2020
@bsindia
People-first approach marks decision with some firms saying there will be no pay or job cuts
Reuters Editorial
March 17, 2020
U.S.
Nissan has stopped output at Britain's biggest car factory due to the impact from coronavirus as it assesses supply-chain disruption and the drop in demand, the most significant closure to affect the country's autos sector so far from the outbreak.
Costas Pitas
March 6, 2020
IN
Nissan <7201.T> is pushing on with plans to build its new Qashqai sports utility vehicle at its British factory despite warnings over Brexit, announcing on Friday a 52-million pound investment in a new press line at the site.
February 22, 2020
Livemint
After his escape from Japan, the auto titan is back in the homeland he left as a teenager. He can't leave without risking arrest and worries he is being watched.
February 17, 2020
WebWire
Nissan e.dams team driver Sebastien Buemi battled hard and held his nerve to take a third place in an intensely fought Mexico City E-Prix. Round four of the championship, held at the redesigned and faster Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit, saw numerous contacts at the head of the field throughout the race, but Buemi in car #23, used his Attack Mode wisely and avoided the incidents around him. Backing up the team's first podium of the 2019/2020 campaign, Oliver Rowland in car #22 score...
Norihiko Shirouzu
February 16, 2020
U.S.
Nissan's new CEO Makoto Uchida doesn't have time to work his way into the job. He is effectively on probation and has a matter of months to show he can revive the ailing automaker, according to three people familiar with the thinking of some on the company's board.
BBC News
February 12, 2020
BBC News
The move comes after Mr Ghosn fled Japan where he faces charges of financial misconduct.
BBC News
February 11, 2020
BBC News
The Japanese car maker shuts a factory for two days due to a shortage of parts from China.
Reuters
February 10, 2020
@bsindia
Ghosn, the former chairman of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, was arrested in Japan in 2018 on financial misconduct charges but fled to Lebanon last December
Reuters Editorial
February 10, 2020
U.S.
Nissan <7201.T> informed a Dutch court on Monday that it would request that former boss Carlos Ghosn repay the compensation he received from its Dutch-based joint venture with Mitsubishi <7211.T>, a source close to the Japanese carmaker said.
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