Nissan begins construction of a car plant in GhanaNovember 19, 2020
The Japanese automaker wants to start producing cars in Ghana soon. To do this, Nissan contacted the African company Japan Motors Trading.
Nissan, together with its African trading partner Japan Motors Trading, plans to open a production facility in Ghana soon. The plant will be built in Accra, Ghana’s capital, where Nissan and Japan Motors Trading will be the first to manufacture the newly refurbished Navara. Navara under construction is not limited to Ghana’s car market, but must also be exported to other African countries. Nissan already has factories in Africa, South Africa, Egypt and Nigeria. The construction of the new plant has already begun.
This is not the first time Nissan has built cars in Ghana. In 1958, S. Kalmoni & Sons, which later became Japan Motors Trading, imported the first Datsun models to Ghana. In the mid-1960s, Japan Motors Trading, together with Nissan, opened an assembly line in Tema, where various Datsun pickups were assembled. In 1970, the second assembly line was opened, on which the 120Y was built. However, in 1980 the factories were closed due to poor economic conditions.
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