Exclusive: Nissan plans more shift cuts at Japan car plants due to low demand, sources say

Nissan Motor Co (7201.T) plans to cut more shifts at its three assembly plants in Japan due to falling demand, two sources said on Friday, as the automaker struggles to recover from a drop in sales triggered by the coronavirus. Nissan plans to cancel all night shifts at its plant in Oppama, Kanagawa prefecture, and at a production line in Kyushu, southern Japan, between June 29 and July 31, according to the sources, who declined to be identified because the information isn’t public. The plants are normally closed on weekends. Night shifts on a second line at Kyushu will also likely be cancelled between July 20-31, the sources said, adding that a plant in Tochigi prefecture will be closed over eight days next month. Nissan did not immediately respond to a request for comment. (This story corrects timeframe in paragraph 2 to “June 29 to July 31”)

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