Nissan Shatai

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Coordinates: 35°20′14″N 139°21′22″E / 35.3371378°N 139.3561455°E / 35.3371378; 139.3561455

Nissan Shatai Co., Ltd.
Native name
日産車体株式会社
Nissan Shatai Kabushiki-gaisha
Public company
Traded as TYO: 7222
Industry Automotive
Founded 1 April 1949; 69 years ago (1949-04-01)
Headquarters Hiratsuka, Kanagawa, Japan
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Shohei Kimura (President)
Products Automobiles
Revenue Decrease ¥558.60 billion (FY2017)[note 1][1]
Decrease ¥1.33 billion (FY2017)[1]
Decrease ¥-2.30 billion (FY2017)[1]
Total assets Decrease ¥273.02 billion (FY2017)[1]
Total equity Decrease ¥161.71 billion (FY2017)[1]
Parent Nissan (45.8%)
Subsidiaries
  • Nissan Shatai Kyushu Co., Ltd.
  • Auto Works Kyoto Co., Ltd.
  • Nissan Shatai Engineering Co., Ltd.
  • Nissan Shatai Computer Service Co., Ltd.
  • Pro Staff Co., Ltd.
Website www.nissan-shatai.co.jp

Nissan Shatai Co., Ltd. is a Japanese automobile contract manufacturer for Nissan that is headquartered in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa. Its direct history began in 1949. As of September 2016, Nissan owns 45.8% of the company stock.[2]

It has offices around Japan and assembly lines in Hiratsuka and Kanda, Fukuoka. The company focuses on light commercial vehicles, multipurpose special vehicles and specially-equipped vehicles. It currently produces vehicles such as the Nissan NV200 and Nissan Elgrand. In the past, it also produced Datsun Trucks and Nissan Safaris (sold as Nissan Patrol in various export markets).

History[edit]

The company started with the establishment of Japan Aviation Industries Ltd (Nippon Koku Kogyo K.K) 1937. The Japan International Aviation Industries Ltd (Nippon Kokusai Koku Kogyo K.K) was made in 1941 by merger of Japan Aviation Industries and the International Industries Ltd (Kokusai Kogyo K.K). The Japan International Aviation Industries produced it with the development of Kokusai Ki-59 and Kokusai Ki-76 aircraft. It switched to production of auto bodies and railroad cars from 1946.[3]

The Japan International Aviation Industries Ltd was renamed Nikkoku Industries, Ltd. in 1946 and switched business conditions. The Shin-Nikkoku Industries Ltd established in 1949. It was renamed Nissan Shatai Kohki KK (Nissan Auto Body Machinery Company) in 1962 and merged with Nikkoku Industries.[citation needed]

A closer partnership with Nissan Motors began in June 1951, and Nissan Patrol 4W60 production began at the Hiratsuka factory in September. Nissan purchased a majority stake that same year, after the company was unable to raise enough money in the stock exchange following the Industrial Reconstruction and Reorganization Act.[4] In 1956, the company started to manufacture Datsun 123s at Kyoto. In 1966, after a remodeling, the Hiratsuka factory was renamed as the Shonan Plant.[5] In 2001, the Kyoto assembly site was closed down as part of Carlos Ghosn's turnaround plan for Nissan.[6] The Kyoto operation was reopened later that year with the name Auto Works Kyoto Co., Ltd. as a bus and commercial vehicle body assembler.[7] In March 2011, it added the production of the Nissan Atlas F24, transferred from UD Trucks.[8] In 2007, Nissan Shatai's Kanda, Fukuoka branch office was established, and its second Kyūshū factory was completed in 1992 and modernized in 2009. This factory operated as the Nissan Shatai Kyushu Co., Ltd. from the next year. Production of the Nissan NV200, began in December 2010. The car was chosen as a New Yory City taxicab in May 2011.[9][10] In 2017, the Shonan Plant was one of the Nissan facilities reported for their improper safety inspection procedures.[11] Nissan Shatai Kyushu assembles the Nissan Armada for export.[12]

Facilities[edit]

Shonan Plant Area 1

As of 2018 the Hiratsuka's Shonan Plant produces the Nissan NV200 Vanette and Taxi, the NV150 AD, the Patrol (Y61), the Patrol pickup, and the Armada.[13] The plant is divided into Stamping, Body Assembly, Painting, Resin Molding, Car Assembly, and Logistics. Around the Hiratsuka site are also located the head offices and a research and development center (Techno Center). There also are offices in Kyoto and Hadano, Kanagawa.[14] Nissan Shatai Kyushu has offices and a manufacturing plant in Kanda. As of 2018 it produces the Infiniti QX80, the Patrol, the Elgrand for the Japanese market, the Armada, the Quest, and the NV350 Caravan. The plant is divided into three shops: Body, Painting, and Assembly.[15]

Nissan Shatai also owns subsidiaries Auto Works Kyoto (supplier of auto bodies, assembler of the Atlas and the Civilian), Nissan Shatai Engineering Co., Ltd., Nissan Shatai Computer Service Co., Ltd., and Pro Staff Co., Ltd. (a personnel management company).[16]

Historic production[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The FY (Fiscal Year) 2017 as reported by Nissan Shatai is from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "FY2017 Consolidated Financial Results" (PDF). Nissan Shatai. Retrieved 2018-06-02. 
  2. ^ "94th Interim Shareholders' Report" (PDF). Nissan Shatai. p. 7. Retrieved 2018-04-05. 
  3. ^ "NISSAN SHATAI : Company History(1949-1989)". NISSAN SHATAI. Archived from the original on 2012-03-05. Retrieved 2012-03-26. 
  4. ^ Suzuki, Yoshitaka (2016). Japanese Management Structures, 1920–80. Springer. p. 290. ISBN 9781349212002. 
  5. ^ Jacobs, A.J. (2015). The New Domestic Automakers in the United States and Canada: History, Impacts, and Prospects. Lexington Books. p. 98. ISBN 9780739188262. 
  6. ^ Ghosn, Carlos (2007). Shift: Inside Nissan's Historic Revival. Crown Publishing Group. p. 119. ISBN 9780307423818. 
  7. ^ "Atlas Carries its Weight" (Press release). Nissan. Retrieved 2018-04-05. 
  8. ^ Patrascu, Daniel (2010-09-24). "Nissan Shatai to Build Atlas F24, Patrol Pickup". Autoevolution. Retrieved 2018-04-05. 
  9. ^ "NISSAN SHATAI : Company History(1990-2011)". Nissan Shatai. Retrieved 2012-03-26. 
  10. ^ "NISSAN NV200 SELECTED AS NEW YORK CITY'S "TAXI OF TOMORROW"". Nissan. Retrieved 2012-03-26. 
  11. ^ Murai, Shusuke (2017-10-18). "Nissan admits improper safety inspections continued after president's public apology". The Japan Times. Retrieved 2018-06-03. 
  12. ^ Shiraishi, Takeshi; Hanai, Yuki (2016-12-31). "Nissan riding high, but for how long?". Nikkei Asian Review. Retrieved 2017-01-02. 
  13. ^ "Shonan Plant". Nissan Shatai. Retrieved 2018-04-04. 
  14. ^ "Offices and Plants". Nissan Shatai. Retrieved 2018-04-04. 
  15. ^ "Nissan Shatai Kyushu". Nissan Shatai. Retrieved 2018-04-04. 
  16. ^ "Our affiliates". Nissan Shatai. Retrieved 2018-04-04. 

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