Nissan European R&D operation celebrates 30th anniversary


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NTCE evolved from providing technical support to Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK (NMUK) into one of Nissan’s global development centers

PARIS – This week Nissan Technical Centre Europe (NTCE) – Nissan's European R&D center – will celebrate 30 years of engineering excellence. Founded on May 27, 1988, NTCE evolved from providing technical support to Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK (NMUK) into one of Nissan's global development centers. NTCE has been responsible for launching 32 models in Europe including the Nissan Qashqai, which was designed and tested across its R&D sites in Europe.

NTCE has most recently been integral in bringing the new all-electric Nissan LEAF to market – from implementing the European customer requirements through to launching the European production at Nissan's UK manufacturing plant (NMUK) earlier this year. Since its launch in autumn last year, orders for the LEAF have exceeded 35,000, making it the fastest-selling electric vehicle in Europe.

"During the 30 years of NTCE, we have grown from a small team to over one thousand staff," said Matthew Ewing, vice president of Vehicle Design & Development, NTCE. "Progressing from launch support and parts localization, our engineers at NTCE now ensure the very specific European requirements are incorporated into all our models. Our engineers are here to deliver innovative products and technologies that excite our customers."

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