Our Work at NMKV(2015)

The three core functions of NMKV: how does NMKV act and serve in each phase and what kind of tasks does it undertake? In the section below we invite our employees who work in the development/manufacturing sites and host talk sessions to listen to their straightforward opinions and thoughts about the how they work.

1.Product Planning

Product Planning

How can we build a Kei-car with Nissan-ness or Mitsubishi-ness while securing each Brand’s identity? How to produce a pair of Kei-cars from a single product plan?


2. Project Management / Facilitation

Vehicle Project Management

Needless to say, one of NMKV’s core business pillars - to develop and manufacture Kei-cars. What’s happening in the actual scenes of Kei-car development?


Experiment Management

An essential process to produce vehicles that reflect customer’s voice – the market research through experimental approaches.


Accessory Project Management

A subtle difference between developing a car and car accessory, bringing about a tough but rewarding work. How is it so?


3. Supporting the Japanese Craftmanship (Monozukuri)

TECO Activities

TECO (Total Effort for Cost Optimization) is a set of activities, mainly carried out at Mizushima, the production base for NMKV planned/developed vehicles, focusing on material cost improvement in close cooperation with the suppliers.


Logistics Cost Reduction Activities for Automobile Components

By taking a broader perspective over the entire distribution network of automobile components, we tried to curtail the logistics spending through the collaboration of Nissan, Mitsubishi, and relevant logistics partners.


Activities for Material Cost Reduction

A year has passed since we have introduced TECO activities. Let’s deeply delve activities aimed at reducing material costs.


Activities for Closer Production (Same-Premises Production)

We explain a phrase “Same-Premises Production,” the activities endorsing suppliers to manufacture their automobile components within our plant’s premises.