All Renault articles

  • Renault_Arkana
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    Renault plans home delivery for online sales in Russia

    2019-01-25T12:56:22Z

    Renault has announced plans to start a home delivery service in Russia for vehicles sold via its online showroom. The French carmaker told Russian newspaper Vedomosti that the start of the home delivery service would coincide with the release of the Renault Arkana (pictured) in May this year. It will ...

  • Autoport_Turkey
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    Turkish exports bolster falling domestic sales

    2019-01-23T10:24:13Z

    Turkey’s automotive industry had a mixed year in 2018. Sales in its domestic market for passenger vehicles and light commercial vehicles (LCVs) were down by 35%, according to the Automotive Distributors Association (ODD), at 621,000 compared to 956,000 in 2017. According to Turkey’s Automotive Manufacturers’ Association (OSD), production of passenger ...

  • Ford Starts European Production of the New EcoSport SUV in Romania to Meet Growing Customer Demand
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    Russia increases component exports

    2018-11-21T11:29:00Z

    Several automotive manufacturers in Russia are increasing component exports in line with plans announced at the beginning of this year. Joint venture Ford Sollers has doubled the number of different part lines it exports to the EU to 100 this year (compared to 50 in late 2017) and said it ...

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    Technology to prove key to evolution of supply chains

    2018-11-13T14:20:42Z

    The automotive industry is being reshaped by the rise of electric and autonomous vehicles but will only stay ahead of the curve in an age of greater supply chain complexity by adopting wider digitalisation as part of its routine operations, delegates at the JDA conference in Barcelona were told last ...

  • Anna Komarova
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    Rewriting the rules

    2018-11-05T12:11:23Z

    Russia’s Industry and Trade Ministry wants OEMs to make huge investments in new production capacity in Russia over the coming decade, in order to continue qualifying for state aid. A bill laying down the basis of a new national localisation strategy was published in August that is designed to replace ...

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    Energising the synergising

    2018-10-26T17:02:49Z

    Renault and Nissan began their wide-ranging alliance and set up cross-shareholdings in each other back in 1999, and since then Daimler, Avtovaz and most recently Mitsubishi have also become part of this evolving structure. Numerous shared vehicle platforms, manufacturing and logistics operations and back-office functions have been developed. Furthermore, impressive ...

  • Marmaray_Turkey_Bosphorus
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    Standoff between the US and Turkey raises questions for OEMs

    2018-08-22T14:36:37Z

    The collapse in the value of the Turkish lira and the political stand-off between Turkey and the US have some potentially serious consequences for the continued growth of the automotive sector in the country. Car and light van production in Turkey has grown steadily in recent years, to around 1.4-1.5m ...

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    Cracking under sanctions

    2018-08-20T10:22:58Z

    The re-imposition of sanctions by the US on Iran has dealt a hammer blow to the country’s emerging automotive industry. The threat of retaliation by the US against those whom it deems to have broken those sanctions has, once again, prompted vehicle-makers and logistics companies to pull out of the ...

  • Ford Sollers’ Vsevolozhsk Plant, near St. Petersburg, Russia
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    Russia plans new localisation requirements

    2018-08-15T10:06:31Z

    OEMs’ eligibility for Russian state support, including tax breaks on components imports, will be determined from 2019 via a new points-based system to estimate vehicle localisation levels, the country’s Industry and Trade Ministry announced at the beginning of August. The new system will replace the percentage-based model used for more ...

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    Nissan opens up new production Frontier

    2018-08-07T17:36:17Z

    Japanese OEM Nissan has started manufacturing the Frontier pick-up truck in Argentina – the fifth country to make the vehicle. Known as the Nissan Navara elsewhere in the world, the vehicle is already produced in Mexico, Spain, China and Thailand. The company has opted to produce the truck in Alliance ...

  • Alliance_NPDC_Melbourne
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    Alliance opens distribution centre in Melbourne

    2018-07-09T15:38:54Z

    The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has opened a warehouse in Melbourne, Australia for the distribution of aftermarket parts. The company said the 37,000 sq. m Alliance National Distribution Centre was designed to maximise productivity and accuracy, allowing manufacturers to enhance services to their national dealership networks across the country. The centre will ...

  • IRAN MAP_0
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    Trump stamps on Iran’s automotive revival

    2018-06-20T12:42:54Z

    When Iran reached agreement with the global community in 2015 regarding denuclearisation, resulting in the lifting of sanctions in early 2016, almost immediately Renault and PSA announced their return to the country. Prior to Iran being ostracised, both companies had been active there via joint venture (JV) manufacturing operations, mostly ...

  • Brazil factfile
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    Waking up to a new dawn

    2018-04-27T15:51:03Z

    Brazilian vehicle manufacturers are increasingly optimistic that the country can claw its way out of a deep recession. The country is experiencing a period of low inflation, low interest rates, light GDP growth and a tentative recovery in employment, reflected in improving purchasing power and consumer confidence. Moreover, consumers with ...

  • 2018_01_08_PM_Cuxport_Frejya
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    Trusting the market will stay afloat

    2018-04-26T09:42:00Z

    European vehicle-handling ports saw growth in vehicle vehicle volumes in 2017, however geo-political worries – not least Brexit – is causing concerns. Ports continue to invest but there are worries over future volumes and capacity levels. 

  • 76379_Yves CARACATZANIS
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    Caracatzanis replacing Maure as CEO of Avtovaz

    2018-04-16T13:02:02Z

    Nicolas Maure is moving out of his role as CEO at Russian carmaker Avtovaz to take up a new position at the beginning of June as Renault Group senior vice-president alongside his role as chairman of the Eurasia region at the carmaker. Yves Caracatzanis will become the new CEO ...

  • Jose Vicente de Los Mozos
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    Renault-Nissan appoints new manufacturing, production and SCM team

    2018-03-21T10:32:41Z

    The Renault-Nissan Alliance has announced five deputy and senior vice-president appointments to support its Manufacturing, Production Engineering and Supply Chain Management division from April 1st. The division handles global industrial strategy across the group’s brands, including sourcing, production process engineering, production control and supply chain management, and has been headed ...

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    Brazilian automotive sector raises its profile

    2018-03-13T17:50:04Z

    Brazil’s automotive sector now accounts for 22% of industrial GDP and 4% of GDP as a whole, the country’s industry, overseas trade and services minister, Marcos Jorge, has revealed. Directly and indirectly, it is responsible for 1.6m jobs. “The Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC) is committed to ...

  • Volkswagen Group Rus Werk Kaluga Russland
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    VW signs tax exemption deal with Russia

    2018-02-08T15:46:26Z

    Volkswagen has become the first carmaker to sign a tax exemption deal with the Russian government, according to a recent statement on its website. Under the agreement, the German carmaker is exempt from payment of VAT and excise rates on automotive components, whether imported or produced in Russia, where they ...

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    Logistics IT: Is there an app for that?

    2018-01-26T12:18:25Z

    At US finished vehicle logistics specialist Jack Cooper Logistics, recounts president Andrea Amico, as part of a contract for carrying out the collection and inspection of ex-fleet vehicles on behalf of a US carmaker, the need to supply seven images of each inspected vehicle was suddenly upped to a requirement ...

  • SCH_Car-RORO-21
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    SCH sees marked rise in throughput at Southampton

    2018-01-23T17:48:20Z

    Southampton Cargo Handling (SCH) has reported processing 280,000 vehicles through the UK port of Southampton last year, up 27% on approximately 220,000 moved in 2016 when it exceeded 200,000 units for the first time. The company said 80% of vehicles handled there last year were for export. High and heavy ...