Nissan and the union representations in the works council have reached a majority agreement and have closed a collective agreement until 2024 which, in the company's opinion, "contributes very positively to the industrial reconversion plan in Ávila", in progress since In 2017, the decision was made to end the production of commercial vehicles to reconvert the plant into a vehicle spare parts production center for the Alliance brands.
This new agreement will be valid for four years and will enter into force, with retroactive effect, from January 1, 2021 and until December 31, 2024. It allows to ensure the maintenance of the industrial competitiveness of the plant, within the industrial pole of the Alliance in Castilla y León, a key factor for the development of the plant's transformation plan in the coming years.
At the plant, there are currently more than 350 people working, in line with the objective for this year, and full employment is expected to be reached again in 2023. Likewise, the project to transform the factory into a spare parts center is ongoing . In recent years, the manufacture of spare parts for several Renault and Nissan models has been introduced. “We are not only manufacturing spare parts for metal parts from the initial project, but also new plastic injection parts and Nissan Ávila will also enter the production of vehicle parts, beyond the spare parts activity,” they explain.
This transformation accelerates this year 2022, once one of the two key infrastructures, the stamping warehouse, has been completed. This new stamping plant has 23,000 square meters -12,000 square meters more than the initial project-, which will increase production capacity.
Likewise, already at the end of last year, the construction works of the warehouse began in the CyLoG enclave of the Junta de Castilla y León in Ávila, which will have a surface area of 21,000 square meters and is expected to be finished by the end of the summer. Ical.