October 29, 2020

Nissan appoints Frank Torres to manage the dismantling of the Free Zone



The automaker Nissan has appointed Frank Torres, who was director of operations of the firm in Spain a few years ago, to manage the process of dismantling the plant of the Free Zone, after the foreseeable closure that the management in Japan will announce this morning.

Sources close to the company have confirmed to Efe the appointment of Torres to carry out this mission, as La Vanguardia has advanced.

Frank Torres was the top Nissan executive in Spain at the time the factory was getting model awards from the parent, such as the eNV200 van and the Nissan Pulsar, after taking over the reins in 2011.

The Nissan unions in Barcelona take this Thursday for granted that the announcement that the multinational will make public this morning will not be positive and that it will point to the closure of the factory, although they await the details.

The closure would leave the nearly 3,000 people who work in the three Nissan production centers in Barcelona without work, although there are 25,000 jobs that depend on the multinational between direct and indirect jobs.

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