Night shift needed for Nissan Qashqai

* Qashqai demand grows * Third shift needed to meet demand * 800 new jobs at Sunderland plant...

Night shift needed for Nissan Qashqai

Nissan's Qashqai small family car is proving so popular that the company is having to add a third shift as its production plant in Sunderland.

Nissan has already had to increase production by 20% since the car's launch in March last year, and now it is seeking 800 new workers.

By December, Nissan hopes to have all these workers in place, 400 of which will be permanent positions.

Trevor Mann, Nissan Europe's supply chain head, said: 'On two shifts, we can produce 200,000 Qashqais each year. However, the car is now so popular, we need to significantly increase our volume.'

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