Nissan opens new R&D centre in St Petersburg

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 13 Nov 2018


Nissan has announced the opening of a new office for the Russian subdivision of Nissan Technical Centre Europe (NTCE) in St. Petersburg. The mission of the facility is the development of vehicles, as well as the implementation of technological innovations, for the Russian market.

The new office, set up in the Primorsky district of St. Petersburg, is said to house 120 employees currently, with an expansion capacity of 200 in the future.

Nobusuke Tokura, senior vice president, NTCE said, "The role of Research & Development is key to ensuring our vehicles are fit for the evolving needs of our Russian customers. We look forward to a bright future of innovation and the expansion of our NTCE capabilities with this new office."

In 2005, Nissan's in-market engineers began leading the company’s head offices in Moscow. From influencing vehicle design concepts to digital development and launching of targeted products into the market, NTCE-Russia has been assigned to secure the performance of Nissan vehicles. Nissan had created its first Russia subdivision of NTCE at Nissan Manufacturing Russia (NMGR) plant in St. Petersburg, which was established in 2009.