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NISSAN IN NORTH AMERICA
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 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 Design America (NDA) began as Nissan Design International in 1979 in San Diego, established as a satellite studio for Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Its original mission was to provide a local perspective on the North American market and generate innovative ideas and design. After 40 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 also has had design support operations in Silicon Valley (California, U.S.) since 2013.
NDA is part of the Global Nissan Design organization led by Alfonso Albaisa, Senior Vice President of Global Design for Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. The global organization consists of NDA, Nissan Global Design Center (NGDC, Atsugi, Japan), Creative Box, Inc. (Tokyo, Japan), Nissan Design Europe (London), Nissan Design China (Shanghai, China) and small design offices in India, Thailand and Brazil.
NDA designs vehicles with emphasis on the Americas region with sensitivity for the global market, in close collaboration with its counterparts at NGDC and Nissan Technical Centers in Japan and North America. NDA's recent contribution includes the all-new 2019 Altima, Maxima and Murano refresh, Titan full-size truck, as well as Nissan IMs concept which debuted at the 2019 North American International Auto Show.
Nissan Design America
9800 Campus Point Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
Phone: (858) 457-4400
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 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.
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 in 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 has four manufacturing facilities in the U.S. - in Smyrna and Decherd, Tennessee, and Canton, Mississippi. Production at Nissan's Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant began in June 1983. The Smyrna plant, the highest-volume vehicle assembly plant in North America, has an annual production capacity of 640,000 vehicles and 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 has an annual production capacity of 450,000 vehicles and produces the Nissan Altima, Frontier, TITAN, Murano and NV Cargo and Passenger Vans.
Nissan's powertrain assembly plant in Decherd, Tennessee began production in May 1997. Today the plant manufactures all 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 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
Representative Executive Officer, President and CEO
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Makoto Uchida is a Nissan Motor Co., Ltd representative executive officer and the company’s president and chief executive officer.
Uchida served in a variety of positions at both Nissan and the Alliance throughout his career. After starting with Nissan in 2003, Uchida held roles across the Alliance as a manager in the Renault-Nissan Purchasing Organization (RNPO) beginning in 2006 and corporate vice president of Alliance Purchasing from 2016 to 2018. In his time at Nissan, Uchida has worked to enhance synergies with Alliance partners.
In his most recent role, Uchida led Nissan’s China business, serving as senior vice president of Nissan, chairman of the Management Committee for China (MC China), and president of Dongfeng Motor Co. Ltd., the joint venture between Nissan and Dongfeng Motor Group in China. During this time, Uchida expanded Nissan’s presence in the Chinese market.
Makoto Uchida graduated with a degree in theology from Doshisha University in Japan. He speaks Japanese and English.
Mar 1991 Doshisha University Faculty of Theology
Dec 2019 Representative executive officer, president and chief executive officer, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
May 2019 Senior vice president, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Chairman of Management Committee for China (MC China),
President, Dongfeng Motor Co, Ltd.
Apr 2019 Senior vice president, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Management Committee for China (MC China),
President, Dongfeng Motor Co, Ltd.
Apr 2018 Senior vice president, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
President, Dongfeng Motor Co, Ltd.
Nov 2016 Corporate vice president, Alliance Purchasing, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.