The Renault Group is present in 118 countries. It designs, develops and builds passenger cars and light commercial vehicles under three brand names: Renault, Dacia and Renault Samsung
NUMBER OF UNITS SOLD WORLDWIDE 2010
Renault Group 3,195,810 (Including AvtoVAZ)
Nissan Group 4,080,588
Renault-Nissan Alliance 7,276,398
The Renault-Nissan Alliance is a unique business model bringing together two global companies linked by cross-shareholdings and managed by the Alliance Board which consists of Executive
Committees of each company. The Alliance is based on two autonomous companies with their own culture and brand identity, sharing a profitable growth strategy and linked by a community of interests.
Key figures of Renault Group.
- Three brands: Renault, Dacia and Renault Samsung Motors
- Renault is the leading automotive manufacturer in France.
- The Dacia brand builds simple, modern and robust vehicles offering excellent value for
money. Brand sold in Europe and in the Mediterranean Basin.
- Renault Samsung Motors makes modern, executive vehicles for the Korean market.
Renault acquired the automotive division of Samsung on September 1, 2000.
80.1% owned Renault subsidiary.
- Renault is now present in 118 countries
- Group sales worldwide: 3,195,810 vehicles (year 2010)
- A commercial network made of 18,000 sites
- 37% of the group sales are made outside Western Europe (2010)
- 1,250,000 Logan sold worldwide since launch in 2004 (end of 2009)
- Revenues for the year 2010: €38,971 million (car sales and financing)
- A workforce of 122,615 employees (as of December 31,2010)
- 100% of Renault industrial sites are now ISO 14001 certifiedRenault: more than 10 years as the leading LCV brand in Europe
- 7,276,398 vehicles sold worldwide by Renault and Nissan in 2010
RENAULT, 112 YEARS OF HISTORY
- 1898 Louis Renault builds the voiturette, a vehicle equipped with two major innovations: a cardan shaft and a direct drive gearbox.
- 1899 Founding of the Renault Frres partnership (socit en nom collectif).
- 1902 Patent for a surpercharged engine.
- 1904 Development of the first removable spark plug.
- 1912 Invention of the removable wheel.
- 1914 One thousand Renault taxis, the "Taxis de la Marne", are requisitioned to carry soldiers to the front.
- 1924 Renault adopts a diamond-shaped logo.
- 1929 A new plant opens its doors on Ile Sguin, in front of the Billancourt workshops.
- 1945 Socit Anonyme des Usines Renault is nationalized to form the stateowned Rgie Nationale des Usines Renault (RNUR).
- 1946 Reveal of the 4CV, the first production vehicle to be built in more than one million examples, at the Paris Motor Show.
- 1956 Launch of the Dauphine, "a symbol of modern times"; more than 150 patents filed in this year alone.
- 1959 Launch of the Estafette, a new light commercial vehicle, and Renault's first front- wheel drive.
- 1961 Launch of the Renault 4, an innovative vehicle produced in more than eight million examples.
- 1965 Presentation of the Renault 16, the first executive hatchback, at the Geneva Motor Show.
- 1972 Launch of the Renault 5, which went on to be produced in 5,325,000 units. New Renault diamond-shaped logo designed by Vasarely.
- 1979 The turbocharged engine introduced in 1977 becomes a benchmark with Renault's first F1 win.
- 1980 Launch of a new range of light commercial vehicles with the firstgeneration Trafic and Master.
- 1984 Launch of three models: Renault Supercinq, Renault 25 and Renault Espace, the first MPV in automotive history. Renault vehicles become "les voitures vivre" (cars for living).
- 1992 Launch of Renault Safrane and presentation of Renault Twingo. The plant on Ile Sguin closes its doors. The Williams-Renault team claims its first F1 championship titles,
Drivers' and Constructors' categories.
- 1995 Renault S.A is floated. Reveal of Renault Mgane; Renault Scnic is unveiled one year later.
- 1998 Renault celebrates its centenary. Inauguration of the Ayrton Senna plant in Brazil and the Renault Technocentre in Guyancourt.
- 1999 The Renault-Nissan Alliance is signed. Renault acquires a majority stakeholding in Dacia.
- 2000 Renault acquires a 70.1% stake in Samsung Motors, leading to the founding of Renault Samsung Motors.
- 2001 Laguna II becomes the first car in the world to receive five stars in EuroNCAP crash tests.
- Volvo Group acquisition of Renault Truck
- 2004 Reveal of Logan, a new automotive concept, at the Technocentre.
- 2006 Renault F1 Team, the 100% Renault team founded in 2002, claims its second world championship titles, Drivers' and Constructors' categories.
- 2007 Creation of the Renault eco2 label.
- 2008 Renault acquires a 25% stake in manufacturer AvtoVAZ, No. 1 on the Russian market with the Lada brand.
- 2009 New brand signature: "Drive the Change".
- 2010 2010 At the Paris Motor Show, Renault unveils its full range of electric vehicles: Fluence ZE, Kangoo Express ZE, Twizy, and ZOE Preview, as well as the concept car Dezir.