The Nissan Sunderland plant will today resume vehicle production after almost three months, with a new Nissan Juke the first car off the line. This all follows the firm’s decision to close the Spain facility instead of the North East town’s factory – which started riots in Barcelona.
Hundreds of hours of preparation have been carried out to ensure the safe return of employees.
Every operation across the plant has been rigorously risk assessed to make sure it’s safe, with more than 5,000 processes reviewed to ensure safety at all times.
Alan Johnson, Nissan Vice President for Manufacturing in the UK said: “It’s great to see cars rolling off the line at the plant again, including the new Nissan Juke.
“It’s a testament to the skill and dedication of the team here that we have been able to get back up and running again, with a full set of safety measures in place.”