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., visitGlobal 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.


Download the Supplier Business Profile.

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 earlier 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.


Over the past 20 years the Foundation has disbursed more than $6.5 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 2014 grant year. The deadline for Letters of Intent submission is Friday, November 15, 2013.


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
    • - South 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.


2013 Nissan Foundation Grantees
In 2013 Nissan awarded $689,000 in grants to support educational programs that fostered a greater appreciation and understanding of America’s diverse cultural heritage. Located in California, Georgia, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, Tennessee and Texas, the 29 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
Green Dot Public Schools ($15,000), Los Angeles
Japanese American National Museum ($15,000)*, Los Angeles
Los Angeles Opera Company ($15,000)*, Los Angeles
San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum ($17,000), San Diego
San Diego Museum of Man ($10,000)*, San Diego



Georgia

Anti-Prejudice Consortium Inc. ($10,000), Atlanta
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Atlanta ($10,000), Atlanta
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Foundation ($10,000)*, Atlanta
Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation ($17,000)*, Stone Mountain



Michigan

Charles H. Museum of African American History ($25,000), Detroit
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. ($15,000), Jackson
Jobs for Mississippi Graduates ($50,000)*, Jackson



New York

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 ($20,000), 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
Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition ($25,000)*, Nashville
Tennessee Women’s Theater Project ($25,000)*, Nashville



Texas

International Museum of Cultures ($25,000)*, 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. Nissan Canada directly employs more than 200 people at four regional offices and generates an additional 3,331 jobs at 148 Nissan and 22 Infiniti dealerships nationwide.


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 Data Center
Denver Data Center, a state-of-the-art communications network, supports data traffic for Nissan affiliates in North America. The data center, which is supported by AT&T, also carries data communication internationally to Nissan's locations in Europe and Japan.


Nissan Design America
Nissan Design America, (NDA) is a world-renowned design studio located in San Diego California, and is home to 60 of the fewer than 500 automotive designers in all of North America. In close coordination with engineers at the Nissan Technology Center North America (NTCNA) located in Farmington Hills, Michigan, designers at NDA create vehicles specifically for the North America market. Nissan designers are responsible for the creation of the Altima, Maxima, Xterra, and Frontier, as well as the 370Z. NDA has been recognized as one of the world's foremost creative design facilities and has won several prestigious awards from around the globe. To keep their design skill sharp, NDA staff members often work on non-automotive products, which have ranged from a 150-foot yacht to preschool furniture to golf clubs.


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


Nissan Diesel of America
Founded in 1984, the American distributor of trucks manufactured by Nissan Diesel Motor Co. Ltd., is headquartered in Irving, Texas, and employs 45 people. The company distributes a full line of Class 4 through Class 7 commercial diesel trucks under the UD TRUCKS® brand name through 95 dealerships in the United States.


Nissan Diesel of America, Inc.
P.O. Box 152034
Irving, TX 75015
Phone: (972) 756-5500
Fax: (972) 550-1255


Nissan Logistics Corporation
To help Nissan strengthen and consolidate its network, Nissan Logistics Corporation (NLC) was established to handle logistics procurement for North American-made parts. NLC acts as a distribution network, arranging for the consolidation and transportation of parts from suppliers to Nissan's assembly plants in Mexico and Japan.

Nissan Logistics Corporation
983 Nissan Drive
Smyrna, TN 37167
Phone: (615) 459-1400
Fax: (615) 459-1555


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 began producing vehicles, including the Sentra for North America, and became the first Japanese-owned automobile production facility in North America. Today, with the annual vehicle production capacity of more than 300,000, NMEX also produces engines and other parts for global distribution. NMEX employs about 8,000 people at its four manufacturing and distribution facilities. An additional 446 jobs are located in NMEX's main office in Mexico City.


Nissan Mexicana, S.A. de C.V.
Ave. Insurgentes Sur 1958 - 11piso
Col. Florida
C.P. 01030, Mexico, D.F.
Phone: (5) 6-28-26-48, 6-28-26-68
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 1982, NMAC's primary emphasis is to purchase from its Nissan and Infiniti dealers retail and lease contracts for their customers. NMAC also provides wholesale inventory and capital and mortgage loan financing to Nissan and Infiniti dealers. 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. NNA's mission is to provide all Nissan and Infiniti employees and dealers with the tools they need for constant improvement and consumer satisfaction. Headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, NNA coordinates all operations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico including automotive styling, consumer, and corporate financing and engineering.


Nissan North America Inc.
One Nissan Way
Franklin, TN 37067
Phone: (615) 725-1000
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Nissan North America, Inc., markets eleven vehicle lines through 1,100 dealers in the continental United States through its Fleet Sales operation. In addition to the 370Z, the vehicle lineup includes the Sentra, Altima, Maxima, Xterra, Pathfinder, Frontier, Titan, Murano, Armada, and Quest.


If you have fleet sales questions about any of our Nissan vehicles or if you would like to place an order, please contact the Nissan dealer of your choice. Z is a registered trademark.


Nissan North America - U.S. Manufacturing
Nissan has three production plants in the United States - in Smyrna and Decherd, Tennessee, and Canton, Mississippi. Production at Nissan's Smyrna Plant began in June 1983. The vehicle assembly plant has an annual production capacity of 550,000 vehicles and represents a capital investment of $2.5 billion. The plant produces the Nissan Altima, Nissan Maxima, Nissan Xterra, Nissan Frontier and Nissan Pathfinder, and Infiniti JX.

The vehicle assembly plant in Canton, Mississippi, began producing vehicles in May 2003. The plant now produces the Nissan Altima, Nissan Armada, Nissan Titan and NV Utility 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 casting.


Nissan North America - Smyrna
983 Nissan Drive
Smyrna, TN 37167
Phone: (615) 459-1400

Nissan North America - Canton
300 Nissan Drive
Canton, MS 39046
Phone: (601) 855-6010

Nissan North America - Decherd
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 575 people and represents an investment of $118.8 million. NTCNA has operations at the following locations:


  • • NTCNA Headquarters–Farmington Hills, MI
  • • Vehicle Performance Development Center–Los Angeles, CA
  • • Nissan North America–Smyrna, TN
  • • Proving Grounds–Stanfield, AZ
  • • Fuel Cell Research–Sacramento, CA


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


Nissan Trading Corp
Nissan Trading Corp., U.S.A. is based in Farmington Hills, Michigan and was established in 1984. The company conducts complex international trade transactions involving automotive materials, components and vehicles among Nissan companies and their suppliers. Also, as a result of recent expanding business activities, the company has established close relationships with the Big Three automakers.


Nissan Trading Corp., U.S.A.
38505 Country Club Drive, Suite 200
Farmington Hills, MI 48331
Phone: (248) 489-5656
Fax: (248) 489-5660

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 the chairman and chief executive officer of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., a global automotive company with more than 200,000 employees and $100 billion in revenue. Mr. Ghosn joined the company as its chief operating officer in June 1999, became its president in June 2000 and was named chief executive officer in June 2001.


Mr. Ghosn was named president and chief executive officer of Renault in May 2005 in addition to his current responsibilities at Nissan. In May 2009 he was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Renault. As head of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, Mr. Ghosn is responsible for two separate companies with a combined annual global sales of 7.2 million vehicles.


Prior to joining Nissan, Mr. Ghosn served as executive vice president of the Renault Group, a position he had held since December 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 had worked with 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 the Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Company 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.


Mr. Ghosn was born in Brazil on March 9, 1954. He graduated with engineering degrees from École Polytechnique in 1974 and from École des Mines de Paris in 1978. He and his wife, Rita, have four children.



Career History

2009
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Renault
2008
Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief executive officer, Nissan
2005
President and Chief executive officer, Renault
2003
Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief executive officer, Nissan
2001
President and Chief executive officer, Nissan
2000
President and Chief operating officer, Nissan
1999
Chief operating officer, Nissan
1996
Executive vice president, Renault. Responsible for advanced research, car engineering and development, car manufacturing, powertrain operations, purchasing and supervision of Renault activities in Mercosur.
1990
Chairman and chief executive officer, Michelin North America. Presided over the restructuring of the company after its acquisition of the Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Company.
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.

To view more biographies, visit NissanNews.com.

Asset-Backed Securities


Nissan is a regular issuer of asset-backed securities. Asset-backed securities are interest bearing securities sold in the public markets through investment bankers. The securities pay interest to the buyers at agreed upon interest rates based on the outstanding amount of the securities. Principal of the securities is repaid to buyers based upon the amortization of the underlying assets. In the case of Nissan, the underlying assets are consumer retail installment and lease obligations purchased by Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation (NMAC). The securities are rated at the highest levels by Moody's and Standard & Poor's. Performance data on each outstanding issuance is detailed below. Data is updated monthly.


For additional Nissan investor information, visit Global Investor Relations.


Nissan Auto Lease Trust 2005-A

Nissan Auto Lease Trust 2006-A

Nissan Auto Lease Trust 2007-A

Nissan Auto Lease Trust 2008-A

Nissan Auto Lease Trust 2009-A

Nissan Auto Lease Trust 2009-B

Nissan Auto Lease Trust 2010-A

Nissan Auto Lease Trust 2010-B

Nissan Auto Lease Trust 2011-A

Nissan Auto Lease Trust 2011-B

Nissan Auto Lease Trust 2012-A

Nissan Auto Lease Trust 2012-B

Nissan Auto Lease Trust 2013-A

Nissan Auto Lease Trust 2013-B

Nissan Auto Receivables 2005-A Owner Trust

Nissan Auto Receivables 2005-B Owner Trust

Nissan Auto Receivables 2005-C Owner Trust

Nissan Auto Receivables 2006-A Owner Trust

Nissan Auto Receivables 2006-B Owner Trust

Nissan Auto Receivables 2006-C Owner Trust

Nissan Auto Receivables 2007-A Owner Trust

Nissan Auto Receivables 2007-B Owner Trust

Nissan Auto Receivables 2008-A Owner Trust

Nissan Auto Receivables 2008-B Owner Trust

Nissan Auto Receivables 2008-C Owner Trust

Nissan Auto Receivables 2009-1 Owner Trust

Nissan Auto Receivables 2009-A Owner Trust

Nissan Auto Receivables 2010-A Owner Trust

Nissan Auto Receivables 2011-A Owner Trust

Nissan Auto Receivables 2011-B Owner Trust

Nissan Auto Receivables 2012-A Owner Trust

Nissan Auto Receivables 2012-B Owner Trust

Nissan Auto Receivables 2013-A Owner Trust

Nissan Auto Receivables 2013-B Owner Trust

Nissan Auto Receivables 2013-C Owner Trust

Nissan Auto Receivables 2014-A Owner Trust

Nissan Master Owner Trust Receivables 2005-A

Nissan Master Owner Trust Receivables 2007-A

Nissan Master Owner Trust Receivables 2010-A

Nissan Master Owner Trust Receivables 2012-A

Nissan Master Owner Trust Receivables 2012-B

Nissan Master Owner Trust Receivables 2013-A