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NISSAN TAKES DELIVERY OF GM ENGINE BLOCKS

 NISSAN TAKES DELIVERY OF GM ENGINE BLOCKS
 TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Nissan said today that


it has begun purchasing engine blocks from General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM) for use in vehicles sold in Japan and around the world. Nissan said it had taken delivery of 100 American-made engine blocks, the first of an estimated 10,000 per month to be imported under an agreement with the GM Powertrain Division.
 Under the arrangement, GM Powertrain in Defiance, Ohio, will supply cylinder blocks to Nissan's Yokohama plant, where 3-liter V6 VG30 engines will be manufactured for installation in Japanese-produced models. Nissan has set an import target of 10,000 blocks per month by April 1993, according to the company's top international purchasing executive. He made the announcement as part of a presentation at the 1992 University of Michigan Automotive Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City.
 "Delivery of these engine blocks helps keep Nissan ahead of the pack in the realm of international cooperation," said Shigenori Asoh, general manager of Nissan's International Purchasing Department. Nissan's International Cooperation Program, introduced in September 1989, has three specific aims: reduction of exports; expansion of production at overseas plants and localization of management; expansion of imports into Japan.
 This announcement is the latest sign of a strengthening relationship between Nissan and North American suppliers. Last January, Nissan announced a plan to increase its purchases of U.S. auto parts and materials to $3.7 billion by 1995, or nearly triple the company's 1991 fiscal level. In February, Nissan hosted 50 representatives from American-owned companies at a parts supplier conference at its Tokyo technical center. Last year, Nissan bought more than $1 billion in supplies from American companies.
 During his presentation, Asoh also outlined Nissan's Supplier Development Team (SDT) activities. SDTs consist of Nissan engineers and purchasing managers who team up with employees from supplier companies to help them gain cost, reliability, capacity or quality improvements in their manufacturing processes. Thus far, Nissan has completed several Supplier Development Team projects with U.S.-based suppliers, and the company has slated an additional 12 SDTs at American supplier facilities during the 1992 fiscal year.
 Nissan's North American operations include styling, engineering, manufacturing, sales, consumer and corporate finance, and industrial and textile equipment. Nissan employs more than 10,000 people in the United States and Canada.
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 /CONTACT: S. Kawasaki or J. Gill of Nissan, 313-393-1893/
 (GM) CO: Nissan North America, Inc.; General Motors Corporation ST: Michigan IN: AUT SU:


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