Production line photos from 1921 to 1969.
The DAT factory in 1921.
OPPAMA - This was their biggest factory. Most of the passenger cars were built here, including the Bluebird, Cedric and President range.
MURAYAMA - This was the old Prince Motor Company factory. It assembles all the models previously sold as Princes, the Skyline, Gloria, Homer, Miler, Clipper and Laurel models. Also built the 1000 Pick-Up.
ZAMA - The truck and commercial vehicle factory, assembling the Junior, Pick-Up and large truck ranges. Also assembles the Sunny range.
YOKOHAMA - Manufactures engines, axles, tools, etc.
YOSHIWARA - Manufactures gearbox and steering components.
TOCHIGI - Manufactures engine components.
OGIKUBO - Home of Nissan's space rocket program.
MITAKA - Manufactures Prince Jet-Looms and Automatic Silk Reeling Machines and other textile machinery. (Yes, I know, it has nothing to do with Early Datsun cars, I just thought I'd add it anyway !)
Nissan vehicles were also being built by two seperate
companies, Nissan Shatai and Aichi Machine Co.
Nissan Motor Company's Overseas Factories
AUSTRALIA - Melbourne and Sydney
Nissan's head office was in Yokohama, but it was moved in the late 1960s to Tokyo. All Early Datsuns left Japan via Nissan's Hommoku Wharf on the car carrier ships, the "Bluebird", the "Hommoku-Maru", the "Oppama-Maru" and the "Zama-Maru".
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