SAINT PETERSBURG, 29 February. /Corr. Svetlana Afonina/. The plant of the Japanese company Nissan in St. Petersburg started working with two shifts to one due to lower demand in the market of new passenger cars in Russia.
“We confirm that the factory in St. Petersburg went to work in one shift, starting with the 29th of February”, – said the press service of the Russian division of the automaker. They also specified that the programme of cuts “will be completed towards the end of March”.
Previously, the company announced that it will cut a quarter of workers, about 500 people. At Nissan, said the plant will return to two-shift schedule as the recovery of demand in the market. After this, the Governor of St. Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko said that it is about reduction of 300 employees, while, according to him, it is planned to start assembling another model. According to sources, speech can go about the production Infiniti (infiniti).
At the end of 2015, the company notified the city authorities about the reduction of 252 people. Other data does not yet have.
“Nissan manufacturing Rus” in St. Petersburg assembles the X-Trail, Murano, Pathfinder and Qashqai. To cuts at the plant in two shifts worked for more than two thousand people. The design capacity of the enterprise makes 100 thousand cars a year. In 2015, the plant produced more than 33 thousand of cars, exceeding the figures of previous duplicate year on more than 2,000 units, primarily due to the release of the popular Nissan X-Trail and Nissan Qashqai.