About Nissan Brazil – Nissan is among the leading car manufacturers globally and is present in Brazil as a local automaker since 2000. Today, it has more than 160 dealerships throughout the country. Its first local model was made at the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s plant in São José dos Pinhais (Paraná State) in 2002. In April 2014, a wholly owned Industrial Complex started to operate in Resende (Rio de Janeiro State), thanks to investments totaling R$ 2.6 billion channeled into a capacity output of 200 thousand vehicles and 200 thousand engines a year. The industrial site currently manufactures the Nissan March and the Nissan Versa, in addition to two dual-fuel engines: 1-liter 12-valve and 1.6-liter and 16-valve powertrains.
Nissan Brazil is an official sponsor of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The sponsorship contemplates the supply of approximately 5,000 vehicles of different types to meet the Games and the Brazil Olympic Team needs. In addition to backing the leading international sporting event, Nissan is also sponsoring the Olympic Torch Relay and the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Moreover, Nissan’s commitment to the Games includes a mentorship program. The Nissan Team subsidizes 31 Brazilian able-bodied and disabled athletes, thus contributing to prepare new local talents and help Brazil to achieve good results in the first Summer Games held in Brazil. Hortência Marcari, Brazilian basketball icon and Olympic medalist, and Clodoaldo Silva, one of the biggest Paralympic medalists of all time, are the mentors of the athletes.
About the Nissan Institute – The Nissan Institute was created in June 2013 to manage Nissan Brazil’s social responsibility activities. It is the first institution of this kind founded by Nissan worldwide. The Nissan Institute’s core pillars are to promote mobility, sustainability and contribute to community improvement through education. It has the mission of valuing and transforming lives through the promotion of free education, vocational training, health care, social assistance and a better environment.
About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. – Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2014, the company sold more than 5.3 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.3 trillion yen. Nissan engineers, manufactures and markets the world's best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan manages operations in six regions: ASEAN & Oceana; Africa, Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America and North America. Nissan has a global workforce of 247,500, and has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault under the Renault-Nissan Alliance since March 1999.