The first joint Renault-Nissan Alliance plant for global markets, the plant at Chennai in India has a production capacity of 400,000 units.
Opened in March 2010, the plant represents an investment of 45 billion rupees ($990 million) and employs 1,500 people. The first Renault vehicles designed for the Indian market to roll off the production lines were Koleos and Fluence.
The Chennai plant is the first Alliance site to implement a production system based on sharing both companies’ knowledge and best practices. The new manufacturing process allows the plant to produce Renault and Nissan vehicles on the same line.
“Our plant in Chennai represents a decisive development for the Renault-Nissan Alliance in India”, explains Carlos Ghosn. “We are starting a sales offensive in India, supported by a local manufacturing site, which can make products for both Renault and Nissan”.