MUMBAI (Reuters) -- Nissan Motor Co.'s Indian unit said today there would be no impact on production at its factory in the southern city of Chennai, a day after a warehouse supplying parts to the plant was almost destroyed by a fire.
The warehouse, operated by third-party supplier Yusen Logistics Co, stored spare parts and accessories used in the 400,000-car-per-year plant.
"Nissan can confirm there will be no impact on production or car exports from our manufacturing plant in Chennai and production is continuing today as normal," a Nissan spokeswoman told Automotive News Europe in an e-mailed reply to questions.
"A contingency plan is being finalized which will minimize any potential disruption to the normal supply of some after-sales vehicle parts, although there are no further details to add at this stage," Nissan India said in a statement to Reuters.
The alliance factory in Chennai builds models for India's domestic car market and for export. The $1 billion plant, which opened in March 2010, makes the Nissan Micra subcompact and the Renault Koleos and Fluence, according to Nissan's Web site.
No injuries were reported by local media.
Automotive News Europe contributed to this report