|Traded as||PSX: GHNL|
Pakistan Stock Exchange
|Headquarters||Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan|
|Ahmed Kuli Khan Khattak (CEO)|
Ghandhara Nissan is a Pakistani automobile manufacturer based in Karachi, Pakistan since 1981. Ghandhara Nissan is the authorized assembler and manufacturer of Nissan, Dongfeng, JAC & Renault Trucks vehicles in Pakistan.
Ghandara Nissan was incorporated in 1981 for the distribution of (Completely Built-Up) (CBU) Nissan vehicles in Pakistan. In 1992, it became a publicly listed company on the Karachi Stock Exchange. Ghandhara Nissan has a technical assistance agreement with Nissan Motors and a joint venture agreement with Nissan Diesel for the progressive assembly of passenger vehicles, light commercial vehicles and heavy duty vehicles. Ghadhara Nissan's manufacturing and assembly plant which has a capacity of 6,000 cars per year, is located at Port Qasim, Karachi.
Ghandhara Nissan forms one of several companies of Bibojee Services. In 2016, Renault announced to start assembling cars in Pakistan by 2018 in collaboration with Ghandhara Nissan but suspended further talks with Ghandhara Nissan and collaborated with new partner Al-Futtaim Group of United Arab Emirates (UAE). But the cars still would be assembled at a new assembly plant in Karachi and not in UAE.
In March 2018, Nissan signed a manufacturing and licensing agreement with automotive partner Ghandhara Nissan to begin local production of Datsun models. The agreement will create more than 1800 jobs. The move is part of Nissan’s strategy to engage with emerging automotive markets around the world, bringing brands and products tailored to meet rising consumer demand. Sales of the first locally built vehicles are expected to begin in 2019 at Ghandhara’s facilities in Karachi’s Port Qasim manufacturing facilities. Ghandhara will invest ₨4.5 billion (US$32 million) over the first four years.
- Nissan SP210
As of 2015, it was hoped that Dongfeng trucks would be able to carve out a big share in the Pakistani market for trucks due to Pak-China Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects. Pakistan is also witnessing an increased demand in heavy trucks due to CPEC and relative improvement in the country's security situation.
- Dongfeng DF210 (4x2)
- Dongfeng DF230 (4x2)
- Dongfeng DF260 (6x4)
- Dongfeng DF280 (6x4)
- Dongfeng DF340 (6x4)
- Dongfeng DF375 (6x4)/(8x4)
- Realing M
- Captain C
- D 13 (Light-Medium Truck)
- C 280 (Medium Truck)
- C 330 (Medium-Heavy Truck)
- K 330 (Heavy Truck)
- Company profile of Ghandhara Nissan Limited on Financial Times (UK business website) Published 31 December 2018, Retrieved 6 May 2019
- Aamir Shafaat Khan (29 March 2018). "Nissan set for second try at Pakistan auto market". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 6 May 2019.
- Dilawar Hussain (1 June 2015). "A promising business venture". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 6 May 2019.
- Farhan Zaheer (14 April 2017). "Ghandhara Nissan signs agreement with Chinese automaker". The Express Tribune (newspaper). Retrieved 6 May 2019.
- Nissan & Chinese Manufacturer Partner to Launch X200 in Pakistan propakistani.pk website, Published 14 April 2017, Retrieved 6 May 2019
- Gandhara Nissan intends to restart production in Pakistan The Nation (newspaper), Published 28 April 2016, Retrieved 6 May 2019
- Renault to start assembling cars in Pakistan by 2018, says Board of Investment Dawn (newspaper), Published 3 November 2016, Retrieved 6 May 2019
- Renault signs new agreement to assemble cars in Pakistan Dawn (newspaper), Published 21 November 2017, Retrieved 6 May 2019
- Ghandhara Nissan Likely to Launch Datsun Go Budget Car in Pakistan propakistani.pk website, Published 23 February 2018, Retrieved 6 May 2019