AMIE MONTHLY CASCADING FEBRUARY 2012
CONTENT – FEBRUARY 2012 GLOBAL AMI EUROPE LOCAL INFORMATION
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GLOBAL â€“ CEO Announcement CEO MESSAGE ON THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE EARTHQUAKE /TSUNAMI IN JAPAN
To mark the year that has passed since the earthquake and tsunami that struck northeast Japan on March 11, 2011, CEO Ghosn made a special message to employees. The magnitude-9 earthquake that struck the Tohoku region of northeast Japan and the devastating tsunami that followed left at least 20,000 people dead or missing, and among those casualties were five of our employees and 17 family members of staff. Nissan has since made significant efforts to support local restoration since those life-changing events including binging our Iwaki and Tochigi plants back to full operation. Thank you to everyone in the AMIE region for your continued support. Visit Global Win to view CEO Ghosn anniversary message.
GLOBAL RESULTS – [Alliance] 2011 Renault Financial Results GROUP OVERCOMES CRISES IN 2011 TO ACHIEVE REVENUES OF €42,628m, UP 9.4% • On 16 February the Group announced revenues of €42,628 million, up 9.4% on 2010. • Group operating margin of €1,091 million, or 2.6% of revenues, compared with €1,099 million and 2.8% in 2010. • Group operating income of €1,244 million, compared with €635 million in 2010. • Contribution of associated companies of €1,524 million, compared with €1,289 million in 2010. • Net income of €2,139 million, compared with €3,490 million in 2010, which included a €2 billion capital gain from the sale of B shares in AB Volvo. • Positive Automotive operational free cash flow of €1,084 million, including €627 million from a favorable change in the working capital requirement. • Automotive net financial debt of €299 million, down €1,136 million on December 31, 2010.
GLOBAL RESULTS – NISSAN January Monthly Production, Sales & Export PRODUCTION AND SALES INCREASES LEAD TO AN ALLTIME RECORD FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY • Global production: 389,230 units /+3.7% YoY • YoY production in Japan: +17.4% (96,104 units) • YoY production outside of Japan: +0.1% (293,126 units) • Global sales: 379,408 units /+6.2% YoY • Including mini-vehicles, 52,977 units sold in Japan, down 29.5% YoY • Sales outside of Japan: +3.2% YoY to 326,431 units • Exports: 57,202 units / +19.3% YoY
GLOBAL â€“ CEO Announcement NISSAN ANNOUNCES SENIOR MANAGEMENT APPOINTMENTS Nissan Motor Co., Ltd, has announced appointments, effective April 1, 2012. The changes cover the positions of Executive Committee Members, Senior Vice Presidents (SVP), Corporate Vice Presidents (CVP) and Vice Presidents (VP). Below please find key appointments directly impacting the AMIE region. For the full list, please visit Global WIN. Trevor Mann SVP: Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, and Purchasing for Europe is appointed SVP, Global Supply Chain Management (SCM) & Operating Committee â€“ AMI (OC-AMI). John Martin: CVP, Global SCM returns to Europe as SVP, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Production Engineering & Purchasing for Europe in Nissan International S.A. Gilles Normand: CVP, Africa, Middle East, India returns to Renault, where he is appointed Senior Vice President and Chairman of Asia-Pacific Region for Renault.
Toru Hasegawa: President, Nissan Motor (Thailand) Co., Ltd. & Regional Vice President, Asia & Oceania Operations is appointed CVP, AMIE. Vincent Cobee: CVP, Global Strategic Price Entry Vehicle BU also becomes the regional leader for the AvtoVaz project.
GLOBAL – Geneva Motorshow 2012 NISSAN AT 82nd GENEVA MOTOR SHOW PRESS DAY
Andy Palmer, Executive Vice President, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Paul Willcox, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing Nissan Europe presented Nissan’s ambitions and unveiled four concepts – Hi-Cross, INVITATION, e-NV200 and Juke NISMO. UK Secretary of State for Business, Vince Cable also joined Andy Palmer on the stand to announce the production version of INVITATION. The full press conference speech is available on WIN and you can view the press conference video on the Nissan Europe newsroom.
GLOBAL – Geneva Motorshow 2012 NEXT GENERATION COMPACT CAR NISSAN INVITATION REVEALED
• INVITATION concept underlines Nissan's commitment to compact car segment • Nissan's new offering in the compact hatchback segment in Europe to join Micra and Juke • Concept combines dynamic design, packaging and well balanced performance to appeal to sophisticated European consumers • Technology includes advanced safety features as well as strong fuel economy and low emissions
GLOBAL – Geneva Motorshow 2012 FUTURE CROSSOVER THINKING – NISSAN HI-CROSS REVEALED
The Hi-Cross concept explores how one member of Nissan's next generation crossovers could look and how it might be powered. • • • •
Hi-Cross Concept shows possible new design direction Innovative hybrid petrol/electric power train Next generation CVT for ultimate efficiency Roomy interior with seven seats
GLOBAL â€“ Geneva Motorshow 2012 NISSAN e-NV200 MAKES EUROPE DEBUT
e-NV200Concept previews Nissan's next 100% electric vehicle and, following the multiaward winning Nissan LEAF, demonstrates Nissan's next step in zero emission leadership. It is based on the acclaimed NV200 that, in Combi and Evalia versions, provides affordable family transport with seating for up to seven.
GLOBAL – Geneva Motorshow 2012 INFINITI UNVEILS SPORTS CAR CONCEPT EMERG-E
Bernard Loire, Infiniti Vice President for Europe and the Middle East, and Shiro Nakamura, Senior Vice President, Nissan Motor Ltd., and Infiniti Chief Creative Officer unveiled Infiniti’s first ever mid-engined sports car concept - INFINITI EMERG-E. Infiniti also confirmed the limited production of 200 units of Infiniti’s 420PS FX Sebastian Vettel version for Europe and Middle East markets.
GLOBAL – Geneva Motorshow 2012 RENAULT AND DACIA UNVEIL COMPACTS ZOE AND LODGY
Renault unveiled a number of exciting vehicles starting with the world premiere of the compact electric hatch called ZOE. The vehicle’s dynamic looks and latest technology marks a new era in electric mobility. Renault was pleased to announce that Twizy - the small electric quadricycle - is joining forces with renowned DJ David Guetta as part of the vehicle’s 2012 brand campaign and Dacia unveiled their new MPV compact called Lodgy. Visit WIN for more news on Renault at GMS 2012.
GLOBAL – Geneva Motorshow 2012 NISSAN EMPLOYEE TRACKERS BRING YOU GMS COVERAGE
Our 12 Nissan Employee Trackers are now settling into life back home, after three hectic days in Geneva. Starting with no previous communications experience, by the end they had become funny, insightful and enthusiastic content producers delivering three times the amount of coverage expected on www.nissantracker.com. In only 3 days, nearly 6000 employees followed their stories. But it’s not over… to read the Tracker posts, just log onto the site.
GLOBAL – Geneva Motorshow 2012 GMS 2012 Nissan Employee Tracker Contest
During the month of February Nissan set the challenge to find 12 European employees who had the creative vision to become ‘Nissan Employee Trackers’ and win the chance to attend GMS 2012 during the press days from 5-7 March 2012. Thanks to everyone who participated and made the experience a success! www.nissantracker.com
GLOBAL Highlights NISSAN AND NISMO UNVEIL 2012 MOTORSPORTS ACTIVITY PLAN
Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. and Nissan Motorsports International Co., Ltd. (NISMO) have announced their 2012 global motorsports program. For 2012 NISMO will participate in the GT500 class of the SUPER GT series, the top motorsports competition series in Japan, provide support in overseas races by offering its engines to teams participating in LMP2 (Le Mans Prototype 2) Class while supporting customer teams which use the NISSAN GT-R NISMO GT3, available to customers beginning this year.
AMI – FY11 YTD (Apr.-Jan.) Sales by Country AMI YTD Dec. Sales • AMI Total: 221,586 units ( +4.2% vs. FY10 Jan. YTD ) • AMI excl. Saudi Arabia: 209,797 units (+22.3% vs. FY10 Jan. YTD) FY11 YTD (Apr. - Jan.) COUNTRY / GROUP OF COUNTRIES
INDIA IRAN EGYPT TURKEY PALESTINE UN SOUTH AFRICA EAST AFRICA WEST AFRICA GCC COUNTRIES Saudi Arabia MEDITERRANEAN COUNTRIES NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AMI TOTAL AMI TOTAL excl. Saudi Arabia FY11 Jan. Market share is still tentative.
Nissan Retail Sales
AMI – South Africa Regional Highlights NISSAN LEAF LAUNCHES IN MAURITIUS • Mauritius is proud to become the first country in Africa to sell the LEAF. • The LEAF launched on 16 February at the Swami Vivekananda during a ceremony organized by ABC Motors which is the local representative of Nissan and was attended by 450 visitors including the CVP Gilles Normand, NSC executive, Mauritius Minister of Finance, Top 100 corporate/government customers and journalists
Gilles Normand CVP participated from NML High media exposure / public interested in LEAF
AMI – South Africa Regional Highlights MAURITIUS: N17 LAUNCH EVENT • Nissan launched its N17 model (Algeria: Sunny, other Africa: Almera) with an event at the Sugar Beach Hotel, Mauritius on February 16-18 • More than 30 NSCs joined from African counties and workshops for product training and test driving were held to promote N17 features • Expected sales volume for East & West Africa Region in FY12 is expected to reach 2,300 units.
Product Training & Test Drives
AMI – South Africa Regional Highlights NSA: ANNUAL DEALER NETWORK AWARDS • Nissan South Africa hosted their annual dealer network business conference and awards on February 16 • 95% of SAF’s 120 dealers and 333 people were attended • The event shared NSA Plan for Growth 2012 to 2016 • An award ceremony was also held for Dealer of the Year, Dealer Group of the Year amongst other awards were received
Dealer Convention Meeting, Presentation by Mike Whitfield, Managing Director SAF
Awarded Network Dealers with NSA Executive
AMI â€“ Middle East Regional Highlights NISSAN BUILDS A GOLD-PLATED GT-R FOR THE MIDDLE EAST
Nissan Middle East is now offering the 2012 Nissan GT-R VVIP which offers a 24 karat goldplated side trim, grille, VVIP badge and carbon-fibre rear spoiler. For 2012, a a special set of unique 20-inch alloy wheels are also optional only on GCC-spec VVIP models which give the appearance of being finished in black from a distance but as light is reflected a golden refraction is given off.
AMI â€“ Middle East Regional Highlights TENTH GENERATION NISSAN SUNNY LAUNCHED IN REGION
The revised tenth generation of the Nissan Sunny was launched regionally this month and is expected to boost its position in the C-segment as one the most popular Nissan models in the region with the highest selling volumes in the Gulf.
AMI – India Regional Highlights NISSAN BECOMES THE FIRST AUTO COMPANY IN INDIA TO REACH HALF A MILLION FACEBOOK BRAND FANS
Nissan became the first automotive company in India to reach half a million fans for its Facebook brand page. Just four months ago Nissan launched one of the world’s largest online talent hunts, with fans uploading a short clip of them dancing for a chance to appear alongside Ranbir Kapoor in a 5-minute Bollywood blockbuster – New Star of India.
AMI – India Regional Highlights DEALER NETWORK DEVELOPMENT ON TRACK • Dealer Network Development is on track as planned. • Stating from 33 Dealers in April 2011, total number of Dealerships in India will be 62 by the end of FY11. Dealerships in Operation
64 Original Plan 62 Actual 60 Forecast 58 56 54 52 50 48 45 46 44 41 42 40 40 37 38 43 35 36 41 39 34 33 37 32 33 35 30
Newly opened dealerships in FY11
51 49 47 47
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Europe Performance NISSAN ACHIEVES HIGHEST EVER FEBRUARY MARKET SHARE IN EUROPE
•Following a record-breaking 2011, Nissan has achieved its highest ever February market share in Europe at 4.1% and increased sales by 5.5% to 56,733 units. •This strong performance was supported by Nissan’s dominance of the crossover segment with sales of the UK-built Qashqai and Juke, together with Murano, accounting for 55% of the monthly total. •Top-performing markets in February included Russia where sales increased 37% to more than 15,000 units resulting in a 7.5% share of the market - rising to nearly 9% amongst foreign manufacturers. •The UK also saw a significant 72% increase in year-on-year sales for February with France up 11%.
Europe Performance FEBRUARY MONTH MARKET SHARE BY RBU
Act: 4.0 % Vs BP: 0.1 pts Vs LYR: -0.5 pts Volume: 3,060
Act: 5.0% Vs BP: +0.1 pts Vs LYR: +0.5 pts Volume: 5,836
Act: 3.4% Vs BP: +0.3 pts Vs LYR: +0.6 pts Volume: 10,201
Act: 4.9% Vs BP: -0.9 pts Vs LYR: -0.4 pts Volume: 4,304 29
Act: 2.2% Vs BP: -0.4 pts Vs LYR: -0.5 pts Volume: 6,446
Act: 3.7% Vs BP: -0.1 pts Vs LYR: -0.1 pts Volume: 5,153
Variance vs. BP & vs. LYR in pts
EUROPE •February: 4.1% •Vs BP: 0.2% •Vs LYR: 0.2 % •Volume: 56,733
Act: 7.2% Vs BP: +1.6 pts Vs LYR: +0.6 pts Volume: 16,374
Act: 4.0% Vs BP: 0.0 pts Vs LYR: +0.3 pts Volume: 2,378
Act: 4.5% Vs BP: -1.3 pts Vs LYR: +0.3 pts Volume: 2,981
Europe Performance FEBRUARY MARKET SHARE EXCEEDS BP11 TARGET BY 2%
BP11 Actual FY10
4.1% +0.2% vs. FY10 Feb Market Share Retail: 56,733k month Feb +5% vs. LYR 625,830k Ytd February, +19% vs. LYR
Europe Performance January 2012 COMPETITORS MARKET SHARE – MONTH MAIN ASIAN BRANDS NISSAN
Nissan vs. main asian brands Share - 2012 January 7.2%
4.2% 3.7% 3.2%
Toyota HYUNDAI KIA
3.6% 3.4% 2.9%
2.7% 2.3% 2.1% 1.8% 1.6%
0.7% 0.2% -0.3%
Nissan is first Asian brands in EGB, Italy, Spain and France. Nissan outsold Toyota in 5 of the G6 countries in Europe (EGB, Italy, Spain, France & RUS). 31 Hyundai MS is increasing in Europe mainly due to Russia market. Hyundai is the first Asian brand in Germany this month!
EUROPE – Regional Highlights NISSAN ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP FOR GROUND-BREAKING DELTAWING PROJECT
Nissan is aiming to change the face of endurance racing forever by becoming a founding partner in the most radical motorsport project of its time – Nissan DeltaWing. A highlyadvanced and hugely-efficient Nissan engine (1.6-litre DIG-T) will power the remarkable DeltaWing car as it races in anger for the first time at the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours (1617 June) and occupies ‘Garage 56’.
EUROPE – Regional Highlights NISSAN TO PRODUCE NEW INVITATION AT NMUK
Geneva Motor Show concept to inspire new B-segment contender • • • • •
Inspiration for a production model allocated to Nissan Sunderland Plant Major project investment by Nissan of £125m £9.3m offer of support from UK Government Regional Growth Fund Creates 2,000 new jobs across the UK automotive sector Major recruitment activity launched for engineering and maintenance roles
EUROPE – Regional Highlights NISSAN TO PRODUCE ALMERA IN RUSSIA
Nissan confirmed it will launch a new mainstream model developed exclusively for Russia and manufactured locally in Togliatti. The upscale, affordable sedan will wear the famous ‘Almera’ badge and will mark Nissan’s entry into the increasingly important mainstream market following its sales launch early next year.
Europe â€“ Regional Highlights NISSAN AND FedEx EXPRESS JOIN FORCES DELIVERING FUNDING SUPPORT TO THE BRITISH RED CROSS IN A ZERO EMISSION VEHICLES
Nissan and FedEx demonstrated the companies' joint commitment to environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility when a FedEx Express courier drove the Nissan battery powered zero emission e-NV200 prototype van to British Red Cross's Headquarters in London delivering donations from Nissan employees and a corporate philanthropic donation from FedEx Express.
EUROPE â€“ Regional Highlights FEBRUARY VIDEO FOR S+M TEAMS: 3 MINUTES WITH PAUL WILLCOX, SVP SALES AND MARKETING, EUROPE This month Paul talks about Brand power and in particular Juke and Juke-R and our diverse activities at the Dubai 24 hr race in January. Available on WIN at: 3 Minutes with Paul Willcox - February 2012
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Nissan is pleased to announce the installation of the DC quick charger at the NISA office in Rolle. The charger is the first of thousands of Nissan-engineered quick charging stations to be installed across Europe by the end of 2012. In 2011, Nissan made a significant engineering breakthrough in presenting its own fully CE and TĂœV certified DC quick charger. This DC quick charger can charge the Nissan LEAF, or any other ChadeMo compliant vehicle, to 80% capacity in just 30 minutes.
We are pleased to announce that NISA has temporarily obtained 50 more parking spaces in the Business Center. Interior parking - 34 places (n° 12 – 15; 292 – 321) Exterior parking - 16 places (n° 1 – 6 ; 19 – 20; 428 - 435) The parking spots are marked by the Nissan symbol. Double parking in front of the building and leaving car keys at reception is now no longer authorised. For further information, please contact Suzanne Shouk or Carina Strömqvist.
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