Teruaki Nakatsuka, president of Jatco

Nissan’s transmission making subsidiary Jatco has highlighted the logistics benefits of its latest plant in China – Jatco (Suzhou) Automatic Transmission – which was officially opened on November 8.

The plant, located in Zhangjiagang Economic and Technological Development Zone near Suzhou, is Jatco’s second facility in China making continuously variable transmissions (CVTs); the other is in Guangzhou.

According to Jatco, the Suzhou plant offers logistics advantages, including its vicinity to the ports of Shanghai and Zhangjiagang, enabling it to use short-sea routes to supply the rest of the China, while also being able to meet demand in Japan.

Jatco Suzhou is now at full capacity since beginning production last year and is able to make 480,000 units a year, which combined with the Guangzhou facility, means Jatco is supplying 1.6m CVT units to China and other markets.

“The Chinese market is strategically important for the growth of the Jatco Group and we will continue to contribute to advances in China’s automotive industry and mobility while making full use of our company’s technological strengths in this market,” said company president Teruaki Nakatsuka (pictured).