Nissan India is getting impressed with Mumbai by ever passing day, and ultimately today it announced the opening of its Sales and Marketing Headquarters in Mumbai, inaugurated by Takashi Hata, Senior Vice President Nissan Motor Co., Ltd and Chairman of Nissan’s Africa, Middle East and India region.
The new facility is located in the Equinox Business Park, Kurla (west), covering an extensive 17,000 square foot area. It is Nissan’s second largest office in the country after the main corporate headquarters in Chennai.
From the total of 200-strong workforce of Nissan Motor India Private Ltd. 50 staff will be based in Mumbai creating a hub for all sales, marketing and dealer management activities at this initial stage. The automakers had planned to raise the Mumbai workforce to around 150 employees by the end of the year.
The facility currently is headquarter of sales, marketing, communications and dealer management teams for both Nissan and Datsun brands, among other key functions.
Nissan has also established a regional office in Delhi as part of a wider strategy to expand its local presence and reach in India. Additional regional bases will be established in other major cities in the near future.
Speaking at the occasion, Kenichiro Yomura, President – Nissan India Operations, said, “We have implemented significant improvements to our business structure in India. As a result, Nissan Motor India Private Ltd has assumed full responsibility for the sales, marketing and distribution of all Nissan and Datsun-branded vehicles and parts in India. The inauguration of our sales & marketing headquarters in Mumbai is a key step to help expand our reach and visibility to our customers in this very important growth market.”
He added, “Our Chennai office will continue to be the nodal hub for Nissan Group operations in India as it is located close to our manufacturing and R&D centers. Mumbai is important for us from a business point of view offering us better reach to our pan-India stakeholders. We now plan to further increase our local footprint by setting up additional operations in strategic locations across India.”