Nissan mulls buying parts in low-cost regions

By Yuzo Yamaguchi, Automotive News

TOKYO — To chop purchasing costs, Nissan’s assembly plants in North America and Japan may buy more components from suppliers in low-cost regions such as China, Southeast Asia and South America.

Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. wants to cut global purchasing costs by 15 percent during the three-year span that began last April.

In an interview with Automotive News, a senior Nissan executive said the automaker will line up suppliers in low-cost regions as one of several strategies to cut costs.

Hiroto Saikawa, Nissan’s executive…

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