The Renault-Nissan Alliance is a strategic partnership that was established in 1999 between Renault, with its head office in Paris, and Nissan, with its head office in Yokohama, Japan.
The Renault-Nissan Alliance is currently the longest-running cross-border partnership between two major manufacturers in the automotive industry. The unique partnership is a flexible and pragmatic model that can be extended to new projects and new partners on a global scale.
The Alliance has enabled Renault and Nissan to outperform their traditional regional competitors, lifting the two partners into the club of the largest carmakers. Together, Renault and Nissan rank among the world’s top four automobile manufacturers.
Based on the principle of cross shareholdings and common interest, the Alliance serves to optimize synergies without altering the brand identities of the two partners.
The Alliance protects Renault and Nissan against regional economic downturns and bolsters their growth in the world’s most dynamic economies.
To achieve economies of scale, numerous carmakers are now trying to create structures for collaboration similar to the innovative partnership that Renault and Nissan formed 18 years ago.
THE GROUPE RENAULT HISTORY
This timeline looks at the history of our Group, from 1898 to the present day. Renault’s extraordinary industrial and human adventure features emblematic models, plant openings, sporting achievements, charismatic people and game-changing innovations.