Emerging Markets

29
MAY
2012
Renault-Nissan Alliance Team
 

Gauging Growth in the Middle Kingdom

Gauging Growth in the Middle Kingdom

In a sign of just how central China has become to global automakers, Infiniti this month opened its new headquarters in Hong Kong in part to be closer to its second largest market after the U.S.

In addition to this, Dongfeng Motor Co., Ltd and the City of Xiangyang recently announced that two Infiniti models will be manufactured locally at the Xiangyang plant starting in 2014.

The Infiniti brand continues to strengthen its product lineup and expand its sales network to satisfy customers in the growing Chinese luxury segment.

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Renault-Nissan India plant wins award for its safety and energy saving practices

The Renault-Nissan Alliance factory at Oragadam, near Chennai, India – the first dedicated Alliance facility in which Nissans and Renaults are made side-by-side – is a modern and highly efficient plant producing top quality cars.

But there’s more. It’s now officially one of India’s safest and most environmentally-friendly factories, too.

That’s according to the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), which has given the plant its top award for excellence in Environmental Health and Safety.

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22
MAR
2012
Renault-Nissan Alliance Team
 

Nissan announces return of Datsun brand for high-growth markets

Nissan announces return of Datsun brand for high-growth markets

Nissan is adding a third brand to its global lineup: Datsun

Earlier this week, Nissan’s CEO announced the return of the Datsun brand – synonymous with affordability and reliability - which it phased out in 1986. Datsun will provide sustainable motoring to first-time buyers in high-growth markets. Datsun represents 80 years of accumulated Japanese carmaking expertise and is an important part of Nissan's heritage. Datsun vehicles will go on sale in India, Indonesia, and Russia from 2014. Listen to what Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn had to say about the brand’s return at this recent press conference in Yokohama, Japan.

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His Majesty King Mohammed VI inaugurates new Renault-Nissan Alliance plant in Tangier, Morocco

His Majesty King Mohammed VI today inaugurated the new Renault-Nissan Alliance plant in Tangier, Morocco, at a special ceremony attended by Carlos Ghosn, Chairman of Renault and Nissan.

  • The new Renault-Nissan plant in Tangier represents an investment of €1 billion.
  • The new plant’s annual production capacity of 400,000 vehicles will play a part in ensuring the continued success of the Entry range across the world.
  • The Tangier factory is the world's first zero carbon and zero effluent automotive plant.
  • It is the southern Mediterranean basin's biggest automotive plant, with an estimated total staff of more than 6,000 by 2015.


Renault's presence in Morocco dates back more than 80 years. Today, its geographical location is situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea at the heart of the Tangier Med Port area which benefits not only from an extensive network of competitive suppliers, but also from a pool of highly qualified staff with trained to modern automotive production techniques.

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07
FEB
2012
Renault-Nissan Alliance Team
 

Renault-Nissan Bolsters BRIC Plans with Expanding India Alliance

Renault-Nissan Bolsters BRIC Plans with Expanding India Alliance

India is a key pillar of the Alliance’s strategic focus on new growth markets. In March 2010, the Alliance inaugurated the Chennai plant, the first dedicated Alliance plant in the world with annual capacity of 200,000 units. The new Nissan Micra, a sub-compact model, was the first vehicle to be produced at the plant. The model is sold in India and also exported to more than 100 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Today the plant also assembles Nissan Sunny sedans alongside Renault’s Fluence, Koleos and Pulse nameplates.

This March, a second line will open at the plant boosting its capacity to 400,000 units a year and putting the Alliance on track for a 10% market share in the world’s second-most populous nation by 2016.

Watch this video for more.

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Hot chocolate, hot topics: CEO Carlos Ghosn discusses emerging markets and zero-emission cars in Davos

He runs two Fortune 500 companies and travels more than 150,000 miles per year. But we caught up with Renault-Nissan Alliance CEO Carlos Ghosn between sessions this week at the 2012 World Economic Forum in Davos.

Mr. Ghosn stopped by the Renault-Nissan Alliance pavilion, which showcases innovative Nissan technology called LEAF-to-Home. The system uses the electric vehicle’s battery to power household appliances. In Davos, LEAF-to-Home powers a hot chocolate stand – a popular attraction for delegates and tourists on Davos’ main street.

After a meeting with Mexican President Felipe Calderon to announce a $2 billion Nissan manufacturing facility in Mexico, Mr. Ghosn talked to Matt Loader of the Renault-Nissan Alliance communications team about the Alliance’s focus on zero-emission transportation and emerging markets.
 

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Renault-Nissan Alliance launches $1.8 billion “Brazilian offensive”
  • Nissan to invest 2.6 billion reais (US$1.5 billion, or €1.1 billion) to build new plant in Resende and develop new products for Brazil
  • Renault to invest 500 million reais (US$285 million or €212 million) to expand plant in Curitiba   
  • Companies to increase combined annual capacity to 580,000 vehicles and launch 23 new models in Brazil in the next five years
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15
FEB
2011
Renault-Nissan Alliance Team
 

The Renault-Nissan Alliance keeps moving in China in 2011

The Renault-Nissan Alliance keeps moving in China in 2011

Feb.15th, 2011 Shanghai - The Renault-Nissan Alliance has inaugurated its China Warehouse in Shanghai, the new step in the cooperation between the two partners on after-sales in the country.

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Chennai factory proves its quality – and its environmental credentials

The Alliance factory in Chennai, India, which is gearing up to start exporting the Nissan Micra to Europe later this month, has just achieved three significant milestones in a remarkably short time frame.

 

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10
AUG
2010
Renault-Nissan Alliance Team
 

Statement on Ssangyong

Statement on Ssangyong

Following a review of the Ssangyong business opportunity, RSM and Nissan have decided to pursue other options for their business expansion in Korea. We will communicate these actions at the appropriate time.

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