NISSAN PLANT

OPPAMA PLANT

PLANT INFORMATION

ABOUT OPPAMA PLANT

PROFILE

The Oppama Plant, which began operations in 1961 in Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture, has been a pioneer in the production of advanced vehicles, such as the Nissan LEAF, the world’s first mass-market electric vehicle.
Since operations began, the plant’s goal of producing quality vehicles that deliver a high level of customer satisfaction continues to guide innovations in manufacturing and development of new processes.

DATA

Area: approx. 1,699,000 m²*¹
Employees: As of June 1, 2021: approx. 3,700*¹
*¹: Includes the Research Center, Oppama Proving Ground, and Oppama Wharf.
Production Capacity: approx. 240,000 vehicles/year (excluding overtime and holiday operation)

FEATURES OF OPPAMA PLANT

Production of electric vehicles (EVs & e-Power)

The In 2010, the Oppama Plant became the first Nissan plant to start production of the Nissan LEAF, Nissan's first mass-produced electric vehicle (EV). In 2016, it then became the first Nissan plant to start production of the Nissan Note, an e-Power vehicle that runs on electricity generated by the engine.
The plant is a pioneer in the production of electric vehicles for Nissan and continues to grow as Nissan's mother plant.

Human Resource Development

Women in the Workplace: Women in Manufacturing
Factories are mainly for men, right? Wrong! At the Oppama Plant, a variety of women are active.
Female leaders, working mothers, and a variety of people from young to experienced are working on site as "Monozukuri Girls".
The Oppama Plant supports women who seek to work in a stimulating and rewarding environment.

Coexistence of R&D, experimentation, and production SCM

The Oppama Plant not only produces cars, but also has a general research center for advanced technology research, the Oppama Proving Ground (test course) where you can check the safety and performance of cars and experience the fun of cars. It also has a dedicated wharf where about 20,000 cars can be stored and three car carriers can dock.

Mechanism improvement (Kaizen)

With the wisdom and technology of the employees working on the production line, we are constantly creating devices that use natural energy, cogs, the principle of leverage, and other structures and mechanisms to improve safety and productivity.
At the Karakuri Kaizen Kufu Exhibition 2020, "Aim and Tilt" won the Excellence Award.

LOCATION INFORMATION

LOCATION / ACCESS

Access to the Oppama Plant Access to the Oppama Plant
ADDRESS
1, Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka-shi,
Kanagawa 237-8523
ACCESS
By train

Approx. 20 min. walk from Oppama Station on the Keihin Kyuko Line.
* Be careful, limited express (kaitoku) trains do not stop at Oppama Station.

When heading toward Tokyo
Change at Kanazawa-bunko Station or Kanazawa-hakkei Station to a limited express (tokkyu) train bound for Misakiguchi or a local train bound for Uraga
* Be careful, trains heading to Zushi-Hayama do not go to Oppama Station.

When heading away from Tokyo
Change to a local train at Yokosuka-chūo Station.
By bus from Oppama Station

Take a Keihin Kyuko bus from the No. 2 bus stop at Oppama Station. It takes about 5 min.
Take a bus bound for “Ta 17 Taura Station (田17 田浦駅)” or a “O 7 Fukaura Loop” (追7 深浦循環) Bus from the No. 2 bus stop.
Get off at the Nissan Jidosha Mae bus stop.
By car

When heading toward Tokyo
About 15 min. from Sachiura Interchange on the Metropolitan Expressway Bayshore Route
About 15 min. from Asahina Interchange on Yokohama Yokosuka Road.

When heading away from Tokyo
About 15 min. from Zushi Interchange on Yokohama Yokosuka Road.
Enter the following phone number in a car navigation system to set the destination to the area around the main gate of the Oppama Plant.
Kanagawa Nissan Oppama
Office Phone: +81 (0)46-866-1123
The Guest Hall is located immediately to the left after entering through the Oppama Plant main gate.
REQUESTS
Nissan Motor Co. , Oppama Plant, Guest Hall
1 Natsujima-cho, Yokosuka-shi, Kanagawa 237-8523
TEL: +81 (0)46-867-5013

CAR LINEUP

MODELS PRODUCED

FOR DOMESTIC

NISSAN LEAF NISSAN LEAF
Renewed October 2021
NOTE NOTE
Renewed October 2021
NISSAN AURA NISSAN AURA
Renewed October 2021

HISTORY

COMPANY HISTORY

1961 Central Research Laboratory (currently the Research Institute) and Oppama Proving Ground completed
Started production of BLUEBIRD.
1978 Cumulative production reaches 5 million units
1988 Received TP (Total Productivity) Award
1992 Deming Prize Office Commendation
Cumulative production reaches 10 million units.
1994 Acquired ISO9002 certification, an international standard for quality control and quality assurance
1996 Received TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) Award, Category 1
1997 Obtained ISO 14001 certification, an international standard for environmental management
1998 Awarded "Kanagawa Prefecture Community Symbiosis Factory" prize
2003 Start production of CUBE
2006 Opened Global Training Center
2007 Cumulative production reaches 15 million units
2010 Start production of JUKE and NISSAN LEAF
2011 50th Anniversary
2012 Start production of SYLPHY
2014 Number of visitors reaches 3.1 million
2016 Start production of NOTE e-POWER
2018 Start production of NISSAN LEAF e+
NOTE becomes first Nissan car ever to obtain No.1 registered vehicle
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STAFF COLUMN

PA (Plant Attendant) Blog

  • 03We'v e got a cute v isitor.

    DB.Starman, the mascot of the Yokohama DeNABay Stars, came to visit us.
    He happily explored the guest hall and the car production line♪
    He was very popular with the factory staff!

  • 02The new NOTE is here.

    The new NOTE, which is being built at the OppamaPlant, is now on display in the Guest Hall!
    It has a sophisticated design that surpasses the common sense of compact cars, and the front grille is inspired by the Japanese traditional craft of Kumiko.

    The guest hall director's pocket square has the same Kumiko design as the new NOTE.

  • 01Thank you for the nice letter!

    Since September, we have been offering online plant tours to elementary school students from various regions to explore the world of car manufacturing at the OppamaPlant through a screen.
    The other day, we received a very cute thank-you note from an elementary school in Fukuoka Prefecture that participated in the online tour!
    One of the charms of the online tour is that it allows us to connect with people in distant regions.

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