Nissan began early to develop manufacturing operations outside Japan, Taiwan starting in 1959 and the establishment of Yulon, Mexico in 1961.
In the 80′s, Nissan established two strategic manufacturing base outside Japan, Nissan Motor Manufacturing Corp., USA and Nissan Motor Manufacturing in the UK. Today there are manufacturing and assembly plants Nissan in 17 countries around the world.
Looking for the Japanese market Nissan plant opened in 1975 in Kyushu, which was remodeled in 1992 with the latest technology. Moreover, in 1994 began operating the plant in Iwaki to manufacture new V6 engines. Nissan also emphasizes activities related to the development of electric vehicles, clean energy sources, and recycling.
Due to financial problems throughout the 1990′s, the French manufacturer Renault bought much of the shares of Nissan (44%) and rose to the presidency of Carlos Ghosn, the first non-Japanese who has presided over a Japanese car company.