Nissan moves to shake up automotive parts supply chain

Tokyo — Nissan Motor is broadening its supplier network to include major international parts giants able to supply technologies for next-generation vehicles, Nikkei Asian Review has reported.

As evidence, Nikkei’s 26 Oct report cited the car maker’s imminent sale of its 41% stake in Calsonic Kansei as signalling its intention to reduce its reliance on, and investments in, a select group of Japanese suppliers.

Calsonic Kansei supplies heat exchangers, air conditioners and AVS kit to Nissan, which represents up to 80% of its income.

The planned disposal follows Nissan’s sale…

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