Nissan Australia today announced that with support from the Victorian Government, Mulgrave will be the new home for its national headquarters and an electric vehicle technical training centre, securing more than 450 local jobs.
A key element of the project will be the national technical training centre, which will be used to train dealers, engineers and technicians from Nissan sites around Australia and New Zealand.
The centre will focus on Nissan’s new and emerging electric vehicle range. With electric vehicle parts already being manufactured in Victoria at sister company Nissan Casting Australia, the training centre will extend Nissan Australia’s capabilities in electric vehicle component manufacture and maintenance.
Nissan Australia announced in 2017 that it would undertake a national search for a new location to base its Australian headquarters. Support from the government helped to secure the head office as well as the technical training centre for the state, retaining more than 400 jobs attached to its current Dandenong South base and creating 60 new roles.
Nissan’s national head office and training centre will be located at a purpose-built facility in Mulgrave, in Melbourne’s south-east, and is set to open in late-2020.