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Fury in Spain as Nissan retains Sunderland plant open however closes manufacturing facility in Barcelona

Fury in Spain as Nissan keeps Sunderland plant open but closes factory in Barcelona


NISSAN has sparked fury in Spain by maintaining it’s Sunderland plant open however closing its manufacturing facility in Barcelona.

The Spanish authorities at present vowed to get the car-maker to reverse the transfer, as employees burned tyres and shouted “struggle” exterior the plant in Catalonia.

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Staff on the Nissan manufacturing plant in Barcelona burn tyres exterior the manufacturing facility[/caption]

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The corporate additionally stated it should shut its manufacturing facility in Indonesia, following 4 years of tumbling earnings[/caption]

The livid protests got here after Nissan introduced it had determined to centre European manufacturing at its UK plant in Sunderland and shut the plant in Barcelona – which has round 2,800 employees.

The Authorities, which stated in January after assembly officers from the Renault-Nissan alliance that jobs on the plant have been “assured,” criticised the choice and urged Nissan to take a look at different choices.

Overseas Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya stated: “We remorse it and can do all the things we will to overturn it.”

She stated the federal government might discuss to different gamers in regards to the plant and insisted Spain has engaging property for “any enterprise keen to fabricate vehicles”.

The Catalan regional authorities additionally begged Nissan to rethink its choice and stated it had supplied the carmaker a 100million euro help package deal.

The corporate additionally stated it should shut its manufacturing facility in Indonesia, following 4 years of tumbling earnings and a web lack of £5billion within the final monetary yr.


 

A spokesman stated: “Europe will stay an necessary a part of Nissan’s international enterprise. We have now greater than three a long time of historical past in Europe, the place Nissan created the crossover section and took the lead within the rollout of electrical autos and charging infrastructure.”

They added: “Sunderland stays an necessary a part of our plans for the European enterprise.

“The brand new Juke was just lately launched, and the plant is now making ready for the arrival of the brand new Qashqai.”

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Round 2,800 individuals work on the plant in Barcelona[/caption]

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The Catalan regional authorities additionally urged Nissan to rethink its choice as employees protest exterior the manufacturing facility[/caption]

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In the present day the carmaker revealed a £5bn web loss within the final monetary yr[/caption]