The Nissan motor car company
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The mission statement or vision of Nissan is:
"Nissan provides unique and innovative automotive products and services that deliver superior
measurable values to all stakeholders in alliance with Renault."
The vision statement or vision of Nissan is:
"Enriching people's lives"
Founding of the Nissan motor car company
Yoshisuke Aikawa founded the holding company Nippon Sangyo in 1928, "Nissan" originated in the 1930's as an abbreviation used in the Tokyo stock market for Nippon Sangyo. Nissan became known as the famous Nissan "Zaibatsu" (combine), once it aquired Tobata Casting and Hitachi. During this time Nissan controlled foundries and auto part businesses however, Nissan didn't start manufacturing automobiles until 1933.
Aikawa purchased controlling shares in DAT Motors in 1931, and in 1933 merged Tobata Casting's automobile parts department with DAT Motors, Tobata Casting being a Nissan company resulted in Nissan's entry into automobile manufacturing.
The Nissan Motor Co Ltd was created in 1934 when Aikawa expanded and separated divisions of Tobata Castings incorporating it as a subsidiary. Shareholders in the new company were not very enthusiastic about the future of the automobile industry in Japan, so, Aikawa bought all the shares owned by Tobata Casting in 1934. As this happened, Nippon Sangyo and Hitachi effectively became the owners of Nissan.
During WWII Nissan produced trucks, airplanes and engines for the Japanese military. The company moved to chine due to land being captured by Japan. The new factory made machinery for the Japanese war effort up until the time it was captured by allied forces. Between 1947 and 1948 the company was operated as Nissan Heavy Industries Corp.
History of Nissan motor car company
1928: Nippon Sangyo holding company founded by Yoshisuke Aikawa
1930: Nissan partnered with UK Austin to gain access to automobile and engine designs, and they built Austin 7's Uuder licence
1930's: The name Nissan used as an abbreviation for Nippon Sangyo on the Tokyo stock market
1931: Aikawa purchases controlling shares in DAT Motors
1933: Tobata Casting's auto parts department merges with DAT Motors
1933: Tobata Casting was a Nissan company and this was to be the start of Nissan's automobile manufacturing
1933: Aikawa, part of Nissan, start manufacturing automobiles
1934: Aikawa separates the automobile parts division of Tobata as a new subsidiary named Nissan Motor Co Ltd.
1934: June, Aikawa buys all the shares from Tobata Castings share holders due to there concerns about the company, as this happened, Nippon Sangyo and Hitachi become owners
1950's: Nissan makes the decision to enter the worldwide market
1952: Nissan enters an agreement with Austin, Nissan was to assemble 2,000 Austin's from imported part assembled cars to sell in Japan under the Austin name
1955: Austin A50 completely built by Nissan
1959: Nissan forms a US subsidiary, Nissan Motor Corporation U.S.A
1966: Nissan merges with Prince Motor Company providing a more up market range
1970: Nissan becomes one of the worlds largest automobile exports
1973: Nissan sets up new factories in Mexico, Australia, Taiwan and South Africa
1980's: Nissan establishes operations in the US with a factory in Smyrna, Tennessee. Production ceased in Australia due to financial difficulties
1986: Nissan builds a plant in the United Kingdom, as a subsidiary Nissan Motor Manufacturing Ltd
1993 - 2002: Nissan partnered with Ford to produce a mini van
1999: Nissan faced financial difficulties so entered an alliance with Renault S.A. of France
1999: March 27: Renault-Nissan alliance signed, the first of its kind, a Japanese and French car manufacturer each with distinct cultural and brand identity. Renault that same year, appoint their own Chief Operating Officer, Carlso Ghosn, as Chief of Nissan, later that year Nissan fires their own Japanese executives
1999: Legal action taken from Nissan Motors for $10,000,000 from Uzi Nissan, president of Nissan Computers
2002: Nissan and Toyota agree to join on hybrid technologies
2002: Uzi Nissan given an injunction restricting his use of the name Nissan and the domain names Nissan.com and Nissan.net which he owns
2004: Nissan unveil the Altima hybrid prototype
2005: Nissan Setup a plant in India as a subsidiary, Nissan Motors India Pvt. Ltd.
2006: Nissan North America relocates its headquarters to Tennessee from Gardena, California
2006: June: General Motors call an emergency board meeting in order to discuss a proposal by shareholder Kirk Kerkorian to form alliances between GM and Renault-Nissan.
2006: October: Talks between GM and Nissan terminated due to disagreements regarding the amount of compensation to be given to GM by Nissan
2008: New headquarters for Nissan America built in the Cool Springs are of Franklin, Tennessee
2008: February: Nissan Computer awarded costs and neither party prevailing
2008: February: Tamil Nadu state government sign a memorandum of understanding with auto manufacturing consortium, Mahindra-Renault-Nissan to set up production in Oragadam in suburban Chennai
2008: March: Nissan Motors filed a trademark application for Computer Equipment
2009: UK Nissan factory in Washington, Tyne & Wear announced 1,200 jobs were to be cut
2009: August: Companies hear office moves from Tokyo back to Yokohama
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