Overview



Nissan is made up of a richly diverse group of people, as reflected in the company's leadership team and the numerous corporate outreach programs in which we participate in the community. Together, we have what it takes to build cars and trucks with the power to change both the way you view the world and the way you move in it.


For information about Nissan's worldwide operations, visit Nissan-Global.com.


Annual Reports
Whether you're an investor, a potential employee or just an interested Nissan owner, we want you to know how we are doing financially. For the most recent financial reports for Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., visit Global Investor Relations.


New Supplier Opportunities
If you are not a current supplier and are interested in business opportunities with Nissan, please complete the Supplier Business Profile and return it to:


Nissan North America, Inc.
Attn: HQ Supplier Opportunities
983 Nissan Drive
Smyrna, TN 37167
Mail Bin 35D


Nissan will acknowledge receipt of your information with an e-mail. As requirements for your products and/or services arise, the appropriate Nissan purchasing representative will contact you.


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Community Relations



"Enriching people's lives" – this is the global vision of Nissan and all of its operating companies across the world. Nissan supports its vision by offering customers unparalleled products and services and by improving the quality of life in the communities where it operates.

Nissan Neighbors
In the United States, Nissan Neighbors is a community-focused initiative dedicated to improving communities through charitable contributions and in-kind donations to nonprofit organizations working in three focus areas: education, the environment and humanitarian aid.


Nissan Neighbors requirements
All organizations applying for funding through Nissan Neighbors must meet the following requirements:

  • • Have 501 (c)(3) non-profit status;
  • • Support projects compatible with one of the Nissan Neighbors focus areas; and
  • • Serve communities surrounding Nissan's affiliate locations:
  • - Southern California (location of Nissan Design America and Nissan Research Center);
  • - Middle Tennessee (location of Nissan Americas corporate headquarters and manufacturing assembly plants in Smyrna and Decherd);
  • - Central Mississippi (location of manufacturing assembly plant in Canton);
  • - Dallas/Ft. Worth (location of Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation); and
  • - Metro Detroit (location of Nissan Technical Center North America).


Funding cycle
Nissan Neighbors accepts grant applications throughout the year. In support of a greener environment, the Nissan Neighbors application process is administered online. Hardcopy and paper applications are not accepted.


To apply for funding, go to the Nissan grant application online.


The Nissan Foundation was created in 1992 as a thoughtful response to a societal need. Following the civil unrest that occurred in Los Angeles that year, Nissan established the Foundation with a $5 million endowment to meet the needs of communities making up South Los Angeles and to foster a greater appreciation for cultural diversity.


The mission of the Nissan Foundation continues to be to support educational programs that foster a greater appreciation and understanding of America’s diverse cultural heritage.


Over the past 22 years the Foundation has disbursed more than $7 million to more than 100 nonprofit organizations throughout the United States.


Apply for funding
The Nissan Foundation is now accepting Letters of Intent from potential grantees for its 2015 grant year. The deadline for Letters of Intent submission is Friday, November 21, 2014.


To apply for funding, visit Nissan Foundation Grant Request.


Nissan Foundation requirements
All organizations applying for grants through the Nissan Foundation must meet the following requirements:

  • • Have 501(c)(3) non-profit status;
  • • Demonstrate experience with populations served;
  • • Have been in existence for more than three years;
  • • Serve communities surrounding Nissan's affiliate locations:
    • - Southern California
    • - Middle Tennessee
    • - Central Mississippi
    • - Dallas/Ft. Worth
    • - Metro Detroit
    • - New York
    • - Atlanta Metro


In addition, all projects must meet the following criteria:

  • • Reflect the mission and core values of the Foundation;
  • • Demonstrate creative and replicable solutions; and
  • • Establish clear methodology for measuring results.


The Nissan Foundation does not fund projects serving populations outside the specified geographic areas; disease advocacy, research or religious organizations; fundraising events, sponsorships or political activities; or capital campaigns.


Grant awards
The Nissan Foundation awards one-year grants in June of each calendar year. Grants generally range from $10,000 to $50,000.


2014 Nissan Foundation Grantees
In 2014 Nissan awarded $715,000 in grants to support educational programs that nurture a greater understanding of the value of cultural diversity. Located in California, Georgia, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, Tennessee and Texas, the 31 nonprofit organizations offered programs such as anti-prejudice training courses, cultural heritage museum programming, and initiatives that engaged students with world cultures through arts, sports or performance.



California

Autry National Center ($15,000)*, Los Angeles
Bayside Community Center ($10,000)*, San Diego
Japanese American National Museum ($15,000)*, Los Angeles
Los Angeles Opera Company ($15,000)*, Los Angeles
Mixteco Indigena Community Organizing Project ($10,000), Ventura
San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum ($15,000), San Diego
San Diego Museum of Man ($15,000)*, San Diego
USC Pacific Asia Museum ($15,000), Pasadena



Georgia

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Atlanta ($10,000)*, Atlanta
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Foundation ($10,000)*, Atlanta
Fernbank Inc. ($10,000), Atlanta
Georgia Institute of Technology – Ivan Allen College ($25,000), Atlanta



Michigan

The Community House ($15,000)*, Birmingham
U.S. Committees for Refugees and Immigrants, Inc. ($15,000)*, Detroit



Mississippi

International Museum of Muslim Cultures ($20,000)*, Jackson
Jackson 2000 Inc. ($20,000)*, Jackson
Jobs for Mississippi Graduates ($50,000)*, Jackson



New York

Brooklyn Historical Society ($10,000)*, Brooklyn
Japan Society Inc. ($20,000), New York
Jewish Children’s Museum ($25,000)*, Brooklyn
Learning Through an Expanded Arts Program (LeAP) ($30,000)*, New York
Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding ($25,000)*, New York



Tennessee

Children’s Museum Corporation of Rutherford County ($55,000)*, Murfreesboro

Frist Center for the Visual Arts ($25,000)*, Nashville
Global Education Center ($25,000)*, Nashville
Nashville Public Television ($65,000)*, Nashville
Oasis Center ($50,000)*, Nashville
STARS ($15,000), Nashville
Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition ($30,000)*, Nashville



Texas

International Museum of Cultures ($30,000)*, Duncanville
National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum ($25,000)*, Fort Worth


*Prior Nissan Foundation grant recipient

NISSAN IN NORTH AMERICA

Nissan Canada

In Canada, Nissan Canada Inc. markets and distributes Nissan and Infiniti vehicles to Canadian dealerships. With offices in Vancouver (BC), Mississauga (ON), and Kirkland (QC), NCI directly employs 250 full-time staff. There are 187 independent Nissan dealerships, 38 Infiniti retailers and 45 Nissan Commercial Vehicle dealers across Canada.


Nissan Canada Inc.
5290 Orbitor Drive
Mississauga, Ontario
L4W 4Z5 Canada
Phone: (905) 629-2888
Fax: (905) 629-9742


Nissan Canada Finance

Nissan Canada Finance Inc. (NCFI) offers financial and training services to Canada's Nissan and Infiniti dealers. NCFI employs 53 people and helps dealers build long-term relationships with customers by extending financing on purchases ranging from an individual customer's new Altima to a company's purchase of a fleet of Nissan forklifts. To better serve customers, NCFI also offers training programs to Nissan's retail employees.


Nissan Canada Finance Inc.
5290 Orbitor Drive
Mississauga, Ontario
L4W 4Z5 Canada
Phone: (905) 602-0792
Fax: (800) 265-0835


Nissan Design America

Nissan Design America (NDA) began as Nissan Design International in 1979 in San Diego, established as a "satellite studio" for Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. with less than a dozen members. Its original mission was to provide a local perspective on the North American market and generate innovative ideas and design. After more than 30 years in operation, NDA is now a full-production automotive design studio capable of handling all phases of automotive design development, from exploratory to production.


NDA is part of the Global Nissan Design organization, which consists of Global Nissan Design Center (GNDC, Atsugi, Japan), Nissan Design Europe (London), Creative Box, Inc. (Tokyo, Japan), Nissan Design China (Beijing, China) and NDA.


NDA designs vehicles with emphasis on the Americas region with sensitivity for the global market, in close collaboration with its counterparts at GNDC and Nissan Technical Centers in Japan and North America. NDA’s recent designs include: all-new 2013 Nissan Altima, NV commercial vehicles, 370Z sports coupe, Maxima sports sedan, Rogue compact crossover SUV, Altima coupe, Sentra compact sedan, Titan full-size truck, and Armada full-size SUV, to name but a few.


Besides the dozens of automotive projects undertaken for Nissan, NDA has engaged in a wide variety of non-automotive design projects over the years. These have included a 150-foot yacht, preschool furniture, golf clubs, medical devices, personal light aircraft and Class A catamaran, etc.


Nissan Design America
9800 Campus Point Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
Phone: (858) 457-4400
Fax: (858) 450-3332


Nissan Mexicana

Nissan Mexicana, S.A. de C.V., (NMEX), was established in 1961 as an importer and distributor of Datsun vehicles. In 1966, NMEX became the first Japanese-owned automobile production facility in North America. Since then, the company has exported more than 5 million vehicles, including the Sentra and Versa for North America. Today, with an annual vehicle manufacturing capacity of more than 800,000, NMEX’s three manufacturing facilities produce vehicles, engines and other parts for global distribution, making it the largest car manufacturer and exporter in the country. NMEX has more than 14,500 employees in all of its manufacturing, distribution, R&D and corporate facilities. Since 2009, Nissan has been the best-selling brand in the country with a market share of over 25 percent.


Nissan Mexicana, S.A. de C.V.
Ave. Insurgentes Sur 1958 - 11piso
Col. Florida
C.P. 01030, Mexico, D.F.
Phone: (5) 6-28-27-27
Fax: (5) 6-28-26-96


Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation

Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation (NMAC), including its Infiniti Financial Services (IFS) division, is the automotive financial services arm of Nissan North America. Established in 1981, NMAC's primary emphasis is to provide purchase and lease financing for the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles to consumers throughout the United States. The company offers financing for the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles sold in the United States.


NMAC's Customer Center in Dallas, Texas, is responsible for all credit services, customer service operations, and support functions. NMAC's Franklin, Tennessee, office, which is the company's headquarters, is responsible for marketing, finance, accounting, and re-marketing (the disposition of off-lease, fleet, credit, and corporate vehicles). NMAC Regional Financial Services Managers offer information about NMAC's financial products and programs to over 1,250 Nissan and Infiniti dealers nationwide.


NMAC Corporate Office
One Nissan Way
Franklin, TN 37067
www.nissanfinance.com
www.infinitifinance.com


NMAC Customer Center
8900 Freeport Parkway
Irving, TX 75063
Phone: (214) 596-4000


Nissan North America

Nissan first came to the United States to sell vehicles in 1958 and began importing and making Datsun vehicles in the United States under the Nissan Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (NMC), name in 1960. In 1990, Nissan North America Inc. (NNA), was created to coordinate all of Nissan's various activities in North America to enhance the design, development, manufacturing, and marketing of Nissan vehicles. In 1998, the two organizations merged operations under the Nissan North America, Inc., name. Headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, Nissan's North American operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing for the United States, Canada, and Mexico.


Nissan North America Inc.
One Nissan Way
Franklin, TN 37067
Phone: (615) 725-1000
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Nissan North America - U.S. Manufacturing

Nissan has four manufacturing facilities in the United States - in Smyrna and Decherd, Tennessee, and Canton, Mississippi. Production at Nissan's Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant began in June 1983. The Smyrna Plant has an annual production capacity of 640,000 vehicles and represents a capital investment of $6 billion. The plant produces the Nissan Altima, Maxima, LEAF, Rogue, Pathfinder and Infiniti QX60.


The vehicle assembly plant in Canton, Mississippi, began producing vehicles in May 2003. The plant now produces the Nissan Altima, Xterra, Frontier, Titan, Armada, Murano and NV Cargo and Passenger Vans. The plant has an annual production capacity of 450,000 vehicles.


Nissan's powertrain assembly plant in Decherd, Tennessee, began production in May 1997. Today the plant manufactures all the engines for the complete lineup of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles produced in the U.S. The plant also forges crankshafts and cylinder block castings.


Infiniti’s powertrain assembly plant in Decherd, Tennessee, began production in June 2014. The plant assembles 2.0-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engines for the Infiniti Q50 sports sedan and Mercedes-Benz C-Class and their derivatives. The 310,000-square foot facility was developed as a collaboration between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG.


Nissan Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant
983 Nissan Drive
Smyrna, TN 37167
Phone: (615) 459-1400


Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant
300 Nissan Drive
Canton, MS 39046
Phone: (601) 855-6010


Nissan Decherd Powertrain Plant
520 Nissan Powertrain Drive
Decherd, TN 37324
Phone: (931) 962-5000


Infiniti Decherd Powertrain Plant
520 Nissan Powertrain Drive
Decherd, TN 37324
Phone: (931) 962-5000


Nissan Technical Center North America

Nissan Technical Center North America (NTCNA) is responsible for blending technology and engineering to create cars that deliver total customer satisfaction. This process involves interaction and cooperation among all technical departments, which results in "total vehicle development."

NTCNA has a proving ground facility located on 3,050 acres in Stanfield, Arizona. Arizona's low desert terrain provides NTCNA with an ideal environment to test Nissan vehicles for hot weather, heat durability, engine cooling and air conditioner performance. The NTCNA proving ground also features a 5.7 mile high-speed oval and four individual road courses designed to test vehicle durability, reliability, and ride comfort.


NTCNA employs over 1,200 people and represents an investment of $238 million. NTCNA has operations at the following locations:


  • • Nissan Technical Center North America – Farmington Hills, MI
  • • Nissan Research Center Silicon Valley – Sunnyvale, CA
  • • Arizona Test Center – Stanfield, AZ
  • • e-Powertrain Technical Affairs and Testing Center – West Sacramento, CA
  • • Nissan Design America – San Diego, CA


Nissan Technical Center North America
39001 Sunrise Drive
Farmington Hills, MI 48333-9200
Phone: (248) 488-4123
Fax: (248) 488-3901

Biographies

Carlos Ghosn
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.


Behind each Nissan vehicle is a dedicated group of imaginative individuals setting new standards in the automotive industry, and beyond. Our leadership team boasts backgrounds and talents as diverse and rich as Nissan's tradition.

Carlos Ghosn is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., a global automaker with more than 247,500 employees and nearly U.S. $104 billion in revenue in fiscal 2014.


Mr. Ghosn has been the industry’s leading advocate for sustainable transportation. Nissan and its alliance partner Renault are the first automakers to have launched a range of affordable zero-emission cars and commercial vehicles, and have sold more electric vehicles than all other major automakers combined.


Mr. Ghosn joined Nissan as its chief operating officer in 1999, became its president in 2000 and was named chief executive officer in 2001.


Mr. Ghosn was named chief executive officer of Renault in 2005, in addition to his responsibilities at Nissan, making him the first person to run two Fortune Global 500 companies simultaneously. In 2009 he added the title of chairman of the board of Renault.


Mr. Ghosn is also chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, the most productive and longest-lasting cross-cultural partnership in automotive history, with combined global sales of 8.5 million vehicles in 2014.


Since 2013, Mr. Ghosn has also been chairman of the board of AVTOVAZ, Russia’s largest automaker.


Before joining Nissan, Mr. Ghosn served as executive vice president of the Renault Group, a position he had held since 1996. In addition to supervising Renault activities in the Mercosur, he was responsible for advanced research, car engineering and development, car manufacturing, powertrain operations and purchasing.


Before he joined Renault, Mr. Ghosn worked for Michelin for 18 years. As chairman and chief executive officer of Michelin North America, Mr. Ghosn presided over the restructuring of the company after its acquisition of Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Co. in 1990. Previously, Mr. Ghosn had worked as the chief operating officer of Michelin's South American activities based in Brazil; as head of research and development for industrial tires in Ladoux, France; and as plant manager in Le Puy, France.


In addition to his leadership roles at Nissan, Renault, the Alliance and AVTOVAZ, Mr. Ghosn is president of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) through 2015.


Mr. Ghosn was born in Brazil in 1954 and spent much of his childhood in Lebanon. He graduated with engineering degrees from France’s École Polytechnique in 1974 and from École des Mines de Paris in 1978. He has four grown children.



Career History

2013
Chairman of the Board, AVTOVAZ
2009
Chairman and CEO of Renault
2008
Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and CEO, Nissan
2005
President and CEO, Renault
2003
Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and CEO, Nissan
2001
President and CEO, Nissan
2000
President and Chief Operating Officer, Nissan
1999
Chief Operating Officer, Nissan
1996
Executive Vice President, Renault.
1990
Chairman and CEO, Michelin North America.
1985
Chief Operating Officer, South American operations, Michelin, Brazil
1984
Head of R&D for industrial tires, Michelin, France
1981
Plant manager, Le Puy Plant, Michelin, France



Board Service
Mr. Ghosn currently serves on the board of directors of AvtoVaz.

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