With an impeccable track record of innovation and excellence, the Nissan Mexicana CIVAC Plant proudly celebrates its 57 years of uninterrupted operation. This manufacturing complex, located in Ciudad Industrial del Valle de Cuernavaca, Morelos, was the first that the company built outside Japan and has since established itself as an absolute benchmark in the global automotive industry.
This anniversary highlights Nissan’s commitment to Mexico, as since its opening in 1966, the CIVAC plant has made a significant contribution to the economic and social development of the country as well as the local community. This is due to the fact that it has created thousands of direct and indirect jobs and provided business development opportunities for the residents of Morelos.
“The 57th anniversary of the CIVAC plant is a testament to Nissan Mexicana’s commitment to Mexico and its ability to adapt and thrive in an ever-evolving automotive environment,” said Joan Busquets, Vice President of Manufacturing for Nissan Mexicana. “We are proud to celebrate this milestone, and we are excited for the future as we continue to drive innovation and quality in vehicle production.”
With a surface area of 412,000 square meters and extensive production capacity, Nissan Mexicana’s CIVAC plant is the largest and most modern plant in the region. Likewise, throughout its history, it has produced some of the brand’s most iconic models, such as the Nissan Sentra, Nissan Versa, Nissan March, Nissan Tsuru and even the Nissan NV200 taxi for New York City.
Currently, the CIVAC complex is responsible for the production of iconic pick-ups of the Japanese brands: Nissan Frontier and NP300; trucks, which have become favorites in their segment owing to their versatility, performance and handling.
However, what makes the CIVAC plant’s work even more remarkable is its distinction as a “Made in Mexico” vehicle production center. This indicates that all vehicles manufactured at this plant adhere to rigorous quality standards and are certified as genuine products of effort and dedication of highly qualified Mexican hands.
Likewise, this certification not only highlights the importance of the CIVAC plant in the country’s automotive supply chain, but also reflects Nissan’s commitment to the development of the excellent Mexican manufacturing industry and its perfect combination with Japanese engineering.
Along with this recognition, the CIVAC plant in Nissan Mexicana has also received other very important certifications that support its commitment to the environment and occupational safety. The most notable of these is ISO 9001, which guarantees high quality standards; ISO 14001, which certifies its environmental performance; and ISO 45001, which supports health and safety in the workplace.
In addition, as part of Nissan’s efforts to promote sustainability, the CIVAC plant has achieved the Clean Industry Certification awarded by PROFEPA. This badge is a testament to the plant’s commitment to eco-friendly practices and adherence to rigorous sustainability standards.
“The operation of the CIVAC plant has demonstrated that Mexico has the talent and capability to produce world-class vehicles, and we are committed to promoting the country’s automotive industry,” Busquets said.
Today, with a path spanning more than five decades, the CIVAC plant of Nissan Mexicana has witnessed technological advancements, market changes and a great number of challenges, but has always remained steadfast in its pursuit of perfection and innovation, as well as its There has also been a constant focus. on sustainability and exceptional quality.