Nissan To Cut Down Jobs In Japan

Nissan To Cut Down Jobs In Japan

Nissan To Cut Down Jobs In Japan

In the United States, the Big Three are experiencing financial problems due to reduced sales as Japanese brands had increased their stake in the U.S. auto market. These problems have resulted to a massive workforce reduction. Ford, General Motors and Chrysler also closed down plants and reduced working hours and production to recover from losses that they suffered.

But the U.S.? Big Three are not the only car companies which have announced that they will be cutting down jobs. Nissan, the third largest Japanese car company, has recently announced that they will be implementing a voluntary retirement program which will reduce their workforce by as much as 1,500 blue and white collar jobs.

The said program will commence in June this year. It will be available for workers aged 45 years old or older and holding non-managerial positions. The said program is the effect of declining domestic sales for Nissan. In Japan, the sale of non-mini vehicles is experiencing a sharp decline as the demand decreases and the competition grows stronger.

Aside from the retirement program, Nissan will also be reducing their production in two of their assembly plants in Japan. This announcement came after the Japanese company announced that they will be opening new plants in Japan to meet the demand in the United States. Last September, the woes being faced by Nissan led to the closing down of one of the three lines at one of their facility in Southern Japan. In the United States, Nissan also resorted to offering early retirement program to recover from the losses it has incurred the past year.

Last year, Nissan suffered terrible losses and especially during the last quarter of 2006. During that period, the Japanese brand posted 22 percent reduction in terms of sales compared to 2005. It is only in recent months that Nissan appeared to be gaining popularity once again among American car buyers as their sales figure has been increasing month after month. This improvement on their sales in the United States may be the result of the turnaround plan being implemented by Nissan.

Currently, under the restructuring plan, Nissan aims to sell 4.2 million vehicles all over the world until the year 2009. If Nissan’s sales performance for the first months of 2007 is an indication of what’s in store for them, the success may act as efficient EBC Greenstuff brake pads are in arresting Nissan’s downward slide.

One of the reasons for the declining Nissan sales in the United States and in Japan is the scarcity of models. This means that consumers have fewer choices with Nissan unlike Honda and Toyota which offers a wide range of exciting vehicles. In the United States, Nissan’s inability to provide hybrid vehicles has hurt them and let Honda and Toyota leave them behind. To turn their fate around, Nissan announced that they will be offering a diesel powered Nissan vehicle in the year 2010. Nissan has also offered a Nissan Altima Hybrid for the 2007 model year.

Lojack Recovered Nissan Pathfinder As The 100,000th Stolen Vehicle Retrieved

Lojack Recovered Nissan Pathfinder As The 100,000th Stolen Vehicle Retrieved

LoJack recently reached a milestone – recovering their 100,000th vehicle. The company which specializes in tracking and recovery systems for stolen mobile assets have announced that with the help of their system and their cooperation with police departments all over the country, they have recovered 100,000 stolen vehicles in the United States. This number is just for the number of stolen mobile property in the United States. All around the world though, LoJack already boasts of having more than 180,000 stolen vehicles recovered.

The 100,000th recovery took place in Philadelphia and involves a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. The company credited the integration of their system to police departments as the key to the recovery of stolen vehicles such as the one mentioned.

The LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System is the reason why the police found their way to the stolen Nissan Pathfinder. It is a silent tracking device which is hidden in a vehicle. The tracking device is an aftermarket product just like a Hummer cold air intake system. Though they differ in purpose, they are both parts added to a vehicle to make the car do better and also be safer in the case of the LoJack system and boost performance in the case of the cold air intake system.

The LoJack system allows vehicles to be tracked and recovered by the authorities after they had been stolen. LoJack boasts of a 90 percent recovery rate of vehicles stolen with this system.

The recovery system is anchored on a tracking device installed in a car which can be activated by the police when the car is reported to be stolen. The silent tracking device broadcasts its location to within a two to three mile radius. The broadcast can be intercepted by police cars equipped with a tracking device. LoJack has integrated their tracking system to most police departments and this makes tracking stolen vehicles much easier for all parties.

Radio frequency instead of GPS is employed by LoJack on their tracking device. This means that the location of the car can be pinpointed even if it is hidden away from the ?eyes? of satellites.

The LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System is hidden on the car and looks like a regular car component. This makes the unit almost invisible for thieves. Case in point is the Nissan Pathfinder which was recovered in Eastern Philadelphia last January 12, 2007. The thief disabled the GPS system of the car but failed to disable the LoJack tracking system. This makes it possible for the Philadelphia Police Department Aviation Unit and Philadelphia Police major Crimes Auto Squad to pinpoint the location of the SUV and subsequently recover it.

Richard T. Riley, the Chairman and CEO of LoJack Corporation, has this to say about the milestone reached by the company: ?We are proud to reach this milestone and, most importantly, we are proud of LoJack’s continued ability over the past two decades to partner with police departments such as those in Philadelphia to help in the fight against vehicle theft. The LoJack System’s integration with more than 1,800 law enforcement agencies in the United States has proven time and time again to be a solution that works. It has enabled law enforcement utilizing our system to recover over 100,000 LoJack-equipped vehicles, while also helping put criminals, of these and other more serious crimes, behind bars.?

LoJack’s dedication to the recovery of stolen vehicles is apparent not only on their name. You see, LoJack was selected as the name of the company to be the antithesis of hijack. They have also shown that their system is capable of recovering stolen vehicles most of the time. The number of vehicles recovered will surely increase as more and more motorists employ their tracking system on their investment.