According to the information provided by the economic newspaper Nikkei Wednesday, the two companies, which are in the process of finalizing the operation, post-Fordist a plant whose production could start in mid-2014 and would have a cost of approximately $ 1 billion.
As they would have agreed to both companies, through a joint venture, the Japanese firm would be responsible for the construction of the factory. While Daimler would buy a share of capital.
The new plant, whose location will be decided later this year, could be designed to meet the demand for the units of high-end Nissan, Infiniti, and Daimler Mercedes-Benz, among other vehicles.
Nissan already has two plants in Mexico, one in Aguascalientes and Cuernavaca, which during the year fiscal 2010 produced about 500 thousand cars and whose units were mainly destined for export to the United States.
Furthermore, Daimler has a subsidiary in Mexico of production and export of trucks and buses, financial services and distribution of its main brand, Mercedes-Benz. In addition, the German company is preparing the construction of a production plant in the State of Alabama (USA), which will start operations by 2014.
With the new Mexican plant, the two firms could benefit from significant advantages such as, for example, share investment, reduce the cost of parts and promote technological cooperation, added Nikkei.
But outside of this possible new partnership, in 2010 the franco-nipón Automotive Group Renault-Nissan and Daimler AG German sealed a strategic agreement to boost the joint manufacture of small environmentally friendly vehicles, reduce costs and stay with a greater market share in this segment.
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