The three days will be 26, 27 and 28 April, and Nissan insists that the effect on staff will be kept to an absolute minimum.
Bringing forward non-production days already planned for later in the year, and by continuing to respond flexibly to the temporary disruption are measures being put into place to keep the disruption minimal.
Plant management remains in close contact with Nissan’s global Supply Chain function to assess the need for any further action to align production with the availability of parts on an ongoing basis.
Nissan has also said that demand for all Sunderland-produced models remains high. Once the normal delivery of components has been reestablished, the plant will work to recover any lost volume as quickly as possible.
‘Despite the current temporary operational difficulties being faced by all vehicle manufacturers, Nissan is well-placed to respond quickly and flexibly to the current challenges, supported by the professionalism of our staff, suppliers and dealer network, and we are confident of making a complete recovery in the short term,’ said Nissan.