Renault and Nissan launched two industrial projects in 2008: Tangiers in Morocco and Chennai, in India.
Chennai combines the best Renault-Nissan practices (quality standards, manufacturing process …). The plant opened in March 2010 and was the first to apply the Alliance Integrated Manufacturing System (AIMS) and the Alliance Production Way.
The first vehicle to be produced at the plant was Nissan Micra, a global sub-compact. The Micra, which is also the first vehicle derived from the new V-platform, is destined for the Indian market as well as for export in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
In 2011, the plant started the production of Renault Koleos, Fluence and Pulse, all destined for the Indian market.
Otherwise, the Renault-Nissan Alliance operates 38 design and production sites on all continents.
Renault and Nissan leverage their complementarity in terms of geographic presence and expertise. The group which possesses leadership in a given region promotes the development of the other partner by providing active support in sales, marketing and/or production.