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Nissan-Renault Alliance Rolls Out Millionth Car in India

Chennai: The jointly owned Chennai plant of Nissan and Renault, which is the largest alliance production facility in the world has achieved the one millionth mark. The plant was constructed in the year 2010 with an initial investment of INR4,500 crores is the production facility for both Nissan and Renault.

The first car produced at the manufacturing unit was Nissan Micra and the millionth car that rolled out was also a left-hand drive Nissan Micra that will be exported to a foreign market. The manufacturing plant located in Oragadam, near Chennai caters to both the domestic and foreign market. Christian Mardrus, Chairman of Nissan’s Africa, Middle East and India region, said on this achievement that the Chennai facility has and will continue playing vital role in the development of their business in India. This milestone reflects the popularity of Nissan and Renault products in India and export market, and gave the credit to their skilled and dedicated staffs.

The plant has introduced till date 32 new Renault, Nissan and Datsun models and its derivatives to the product line. The plant, which also has the presence of research and development department, employs 12,000 direct staffs and 4,000 indirect staffs through its vendors. The plant has exported to 106 countries and the most recent production of the unit is Renault Kwid. The production facility has produced all the cars used in India under the brand names Renault, Nissan and Datsun.

TechSci Research believes that due to this achievement by the Alliance facility of Nissan and Renault, the company will strengthen its position in the Indian passenger car market as well as globally. The recent report published by TechSci researchIndia Automotive Brake Pads, Shoes, andLinings Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020” has projected that India Brake Pads & Shoes market in India is forecast to grow at a CAGR of around 10.50%, in value terms, during 2015-20. Major factors for significant market growth include consistent increase in sales and production of passenger cars. 

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