Today Nissan officially opened its R $2.6 billion (USD $1.5 billion) * industrial complex in Resende, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, marking one of the largest automotive investments by any manufacturer in the country.
Air is free, right? Tell that to the Nissan Energy Management Team who combed through countless miles of tubing in the compressed air system in U.S. manufacturing facilities and repaired enough leaks to save 11,300 megawatt hours of energy last year.
Today, during a visit to the construction site for Nissan's new Vehicle Plant in Resende, Brazil, in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Carlos Ghosn, President and CEO, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., announced that the Industrial Complex will also include an Engine Plant. The new engine plant will open in 2014 with a capacity to produce up to 200,000 engines per year.