Over 7,000 jobs have been secured at Nissan’s Sunderland car plant after the Japanese firm confirmed its new Qashaqai model will be built in the North-east.
Prime Minister Theresa May said: “This vote of confidence shows Britain is open for business and that we remain an outward-looking, world-leading nation.”
Carlos Ghosn, chief executive of Nissan, said: “I am pleased to announce that Nissan will continue to invest in Sunderland. Our employees there continue to make the plant a globally competitive powerhouse, producing high-quality, high-value products every day.”
According to officials, the British government has pledged to provide additional assistance to Nissan in the event of any negative effect on its company resulting from Brexit. This reassurance has reportedly helped the car manufacturer to bring forward its decision.
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