Nissan to shut Sunderland plant for three days
The carmaker said that it has been assessing and planning for any disruption to its global overseas manufacturing operation since the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. It added that it remains focused on minimising the impact of interruptions to production schedules to its customers and staff.
Nissan added that it would bring forward non-production days already planned for later in the year to use over 26-28 April.
Once the normal delivery of components has been reestablished, the plant will work to recover any lost volume as quickly as possible. However, it added that it will continue to assess the need for any further action.
The company's statement said: 'Despite the current temporary operational difficulties being faced by all vehicle manufacturers, Nissan is well-placed to respond quickly and flexibly to the current challenges, supported by the professionalism of our staff, suppliers and dealer network, and we are confident of making a complete recovery in the short term.'