Nissan appoints Japan Motors as vehicle assembly partner in Ghana


Nissan has appointed its longtime partner Japan Motors Trading Co. as its local partner in an all-new vehicle assembly facility in Accra.

The first model to be assembled at the new facility will be the all-new Nissan Navara pickup, unveiled by Nissan earlier this month to cater for the African market.

Once operational, the Ghana facility will add to Nissan’s existing African production capacity at plants in South Africa, Egypt and Nigeria.

“Ghana presents a great opportunity for investment, partnership and growth for Nissan,” said Shinkichi Izumi, managing director of Nissan Africa South. “Establishing a long-term automotive industrial development policy will provide investors with further confidence, boost the local economy and create jobs. We look forward to the continued partnership as Japan Motors officially begins assembling Nissan vehicles in Ghana.

”Construction of the new facility is already underway, as are the recruitment and appointment of new employees, skills development and technical training to share and apply Nissan’s global quality production standards.“Japan Motors sees great potential in Ghana,” said Salem Kalmoni, managing director of Japan Motors.

“We’re thrilled to make this significant investment and to be in a partnership that will unlock job opportunities and contribute to the economic development of Ghana. With world-class training, the local assembly plant will deliver an excellent product to meet our customers’ needs.”