It’s the first of three ‘non-production days’ at the plant which builds the Note, Juke, and Qashqai models, and runs from April 26 to April 28.
The measures have been put in place due to an interruption to the normal supply of components from Japan to the Sunderland factory. However, Nissan is adamant that the effect on plant staff will be kept to an absolute minimum.
Management at the plant are said to be close contact with its partners in Japan on the supply of components, and is working hard to align production with availability.
It’s also been made clear that once the normal delivery of components has been re-established, the plant will work to recover any lost volume as quickly as possible.
In a statement earlier this month, Nissan said: ‘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.’