Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance CEO Carlos Ghosn once said that he believes the South East Asian market will drive the Franco-Japanese company to the top of the global sales charts. As a step forward, the Alliance has announced the opening of a training facility right here, specifically, for Nissan and Mitsubishi trainees.
Located in Santa Rosa, Laguna, the two-story facility will instruct up to 200 Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors trainees. They will be trained to provide more efficient and value-added service to customers, not only in showrooms but also in service centers. The center features a simulation of a Nissan and Mitsubishi showroom, as well as a service reception area to further immerse the trainees.
“This training center will be the venue for further enhancing the capabilities of our dealer and manufacturing personnel with regards to the newest technologies. It will also improve work efficiency and productivity through various trainings and simulations of daily operations,” said Mutsuhiro Oshikiri, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC).
“We are very excited to partner with Mitsubishi Motors to establish this new training center. This is a concrete example of the benefits of the synergies between our two companies under the global Alliance. We look forward to working closely with MMPC to hone the skills of our front line staff, so that we continuously improve our services for Philippine customers.” added Ramesh Narasimhan, president and managing director of Nissan Philippines Inc.
Also present are body and paint repair workshops for staff, along with training in assembly, machine maintenance, materials handling and vehicle inspection. The Alliance also wants to further boost knowledge and training in the field of electric vehicles in the region. With that, the main center, located in the heart of the Mitsubishi Motors Philippines plant, will support future technical training on electric vehicles, in line with both companies’ focus on more electrification.
Locally, Nissan assembles semi-knock down units of the Almera while Mitsubishi Motors build the Mirage and Mirage G4 from the ground up as completely knocked-down units.