Log in
E-mail
Password
Show password
Remember
Forgot password ?
Become a member for free
Sign up
Sign up
New member
Sign up for FREE
New customer
Discover our services
Settings
Settings
Dynamic quotes 
OFFON
  1. Homepage
  2. Equities
  3. Japan
  4. Japan Exchange
  5. Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
  6. News
  7. Summary
    7201   JP3672400003

NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.

(7201)
  Report
SummaryChartsNewsRatingsCalendarCompanyFinancialsConsensusRevisions 
SummaryMost relevantAll NewsAnalyst Reco.Other languagesPress ReleasesOfficial PublicationsSector newsMarketScreener Strategies

Nissan Motor : Smart robots do all the work at Nissan's 'intelligent' plant

10/08/2021 | 06:50am EST

KAMINO KAWA, Japan (AP) — Nissan’s “intelligent factory” hardly has any human workers. The robots do the work, including welding and mounting. They do the paint jobs and inspect their own paint jobs.

“Up to now, people had to make production adjustments through experience, but now robots with artificial intelligence, analyzing collected data, are able to do it. The technology has developed to that level,” Nissan Executive Vice President Hideyuki Sakamoto said during a tour of the production line for the Ariya sport-utility vehicle at its Tochigi plant Friday.

The factory, on the outskirts of Tokyo, is set to be up and running sometime before April, according to Nissan Motor Co.

Its assembly line is designed so that all three types of models — electric; e-Power, which has both a motor and an engine, and those powered by regular combustion engine — can be built on the same line. Each vehicle is equipped with the right powertrain as it moves along the line.

The workers at the factory can focus on more skilled work such as analyzing data collected by the robots, and on maintaining the equipment.

All automakers are working on robotic technology that can increase adaptability and enable them to respond quickly to market demand.

During the tour, giant mechanical arms equipped with large displays shone light from the displays on to the car’s surfaces from various angles so that cameras could detect the tiniest flaws.

A mechanism quickly wound wires around a metal object that looked like a giant spool, a motor part that Nissan is using to replace magnets now used in electric vehicles. The company says the innovation eliminates the need for rare earth materials, cutting costs.

Nissan said the innovations being tested in Tochigi will be gradually rolled out at its other global plants, including French alliance partner Renault’s factories.

Sakamoto said it was difficult to estimate exactly how much the fully automated assembly line will save.

But he said manufacturing needs to adapt to labor shortages, to the coronavirus pandemic and to lower carbon emissions to help mitigate climate change.

Nissan says that by 2050 it hopes to achieve carbon neutrality across its operations and the life cycle of its products, which includes raw material extraction, manufacturing, use and recycling.

A new kind of paint that enables vehicles’ bodies and bumpers to be simultaneously painted and baked reduces energy consumption by 25%, the company says.

Before, vehicle bodies, which are aluminum, and plastic bumpers had to be painted separately at different temperatures.

Nissan is expecting to regain profitability in this fiscal year, but like other automakers, it is contending with parts shortages caused by the pandemic. Its brand took a hit from a scandal centered on its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, who was arrested in Japan on financial misconduct charges in 2018.

Yuri Kageyama is on Twitter https://twitter.com/yurikageyama

Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission., source Associated Press News

All news about NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
07:55aMarketScreener's World Press Review - November 26, 2021
01:15aJapan factory output to post first rise in 4 mths as bottlenecks ease
RE
11/25Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Announces the 2022 Nissan Versa Subcompact Sedan
CI
11/25Nissan To Make 50% Of Global Car Sales Electric And Hybrid By 2030 - Nikkei
RE
11/24In Mexico's auto heartland, workers struggle as chip shortage bites
RE
11/24Nikkei 225 Drops 1.6% on Federal Reserve Outlook, Tech Slump
MT
11/24Nikkei drops as hawkish Fed bets unsettle investors
RE
11/23Nikkei slips as growth stocks unsettled by Fed outlook
RE
11/23NISSAN MOTOR : e.dams reveals bold new racing livery for Formula E Season 8
PU
11/22Nikkei 225 Edges Up 0.1% on Wall Street Futures, Europe Pandemic Outlook
MT
More news
Analyst Recommendations on NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
More recommendations
Financials
Sales 2022 8 977 B 79 125 M 79 125 M
Net income 2022 174 B 1 535 M 1 535 M
Net Debt 2022 5 886 B 51 878 M 51 878 M
P/E ratio 2022 14,2x
Yield 2022 0,60%
Capitalization 2 462 B 21 716 M 21 697 M
EV / Sales 2022 0,93x
EV / Sales 2023 0,83x
Nbr of Employees 131 461
Free-Float 45,7%
Chart NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
Duration : Period :
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Technical Analysis Chart | 7201 | JP3672400003 | MarketScreener
Technical analysis trends NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
Short TermMid-TermLong Term
TrendsBullishBullishBullish
Income Statement Evolution
Consensus
Sell
Buy
Mean consensus HOLD
Number of Analysts 19
Last Close Price 628,90 JPY
Average target price 709,44 JPY
Spread / Average Target 12,8%
EPS Revisions
Managers and Directors
Makoto Uchida Executive President & Chief Executive Officer
Stephen Ma Chief Financial Officer & Executive Officer
Yasushi Kimura Chairman
Anthony Thomas Chief Information Officer
Ashwani Gupta COO & Representative Executive Officer
Sector and Competitors
1st jan.Capi. (M$)
NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.12.30%21 695
TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION30.36%253 607
VOLKSWAGEN AG13.08%128 585
DAIMLER AG52.93%106 012
GENERAL MOTORS COMPANY49.35%90 291
FORD MOTOR COMPANY130.38%80 924