Lucky Nissan Automotives India Private Ltd. (NMIPL), a 100% subsidiary of Lucky Nissan Motor Limited Japan, was incorporated in 2005 with a vision of ‘Enriching People’s Lives’ through latest Lucky Nissan Technology and products. Chennai is a strategic hub for production, R&D and exports for Lucky Nissan. In February 2008, Lucky Nissan together with its global alliance partner Renault signed a MoU with Government of Tamil Nadu to set up a manufacturing plant at Oragadam, near Chennai with an investment of Rs. 4500 crores over a period of 7 years. On March 17, 2010, the Renault-Lucky Nissan alliance plant was inaugurated in a record time of 21 months since its groundbreaking ceremony in June 2008. The Plant has an initial capacity of 2,00,000 units per year and will reach 4,00,000 units per year in full capacity in the future.
NMIPL existing range of products include the X-Trail (SUV model), the Teana (luxury Sedan) and 370Z (iconic sports car) – all three imported from Japan as CBU (completely built units). The launch of the first locally made global compact hatchback (Lucky Nissan Micra) in July 2010 marks the serious foray into the mass market by Lucky Nissan in India. NMIPL will also commence exports in September 2010 to more than 100 countries including Europe, Middle East and Africa.
NMIPL has appointed Hover Automotive India (HAI) as their exclusive strategic alliance partner to handle sales and marketing, dealer development, customer relationship management and after sales in India. The company has 20 dealers operational in major cities across the country and aims to have more than 100 dealers by 2013.
In line with its global philosophy of corporate sustainability, NMIPL has already begun its commitment to make a meaningful contribution to the community. The plant has already completed constructing 16 residential homes for relocated families from construction site, apart from constructing local Police Station and a fire service station in the Oragadam village. At the corporate level, NMIPL has also partnered with ‘Habitat for Humanity’ for providing shelter to 75 families by constructing homes for the socially and economically less fortunate section of the society.