Japanese Ambassador Hiramatsu Visits Renault-Nissan Plant In Chennai

Posted on Mon ,02 May 2016 8:06 pm
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Japanese Ambassador Hiramatsu Visits Renault-Nissan Plant In Chennai

The Renault-Nissan Alliance Plant in Chennai is in operation since March 2010.

 

Ambassador of Japan to India, Mr. Kenji Hiramatsu visited the Renault-Nissan Alliance plant at Oragadam near Chennai last week. He was accompanied by his wife Mrs. Patricia Clara Aguado Hiramatsu and key officials from the Japanese embassy and Consulate-General of Japan in Chennai.

 

Ambassador of Japan to India, Mr. Kenji Hiramatsu said, "This is an impressive state-of-the-art facility with quality assurance mechanisms deployed. I am pleased to witness that the facility has created enormous opportunities for local employment as well as built a healthy vendor network, further creating additional jobs. The Renault-Nissan Alliance facility is a demonstration of tradition and innovation coming together.”

 

The Renault-Nissan Alliance plant started operation in March 2010. The Alliance had invested Rs.45 billion initially to start operations and later invested an additional Rs.16 billion. The plant manufacturers 32 models and derivatives of Renault, Nissan and Datsun on the production line. The plant caters to both and international markets and has exported more than 650,000 units to 106 countries since 2010.

 

The plant and R&D facility directly employs a total of 12,000 people and further provides indirect jobs to around 40,000 in the Indian supplier chain network.

 

CEO & Managing Director of Renault-Nissan Alliance India Private Ltd (RNAIPL) Mr. Colin MacDonald said, "Our Chennai facility is a testimony of our commitment to India which will continue to play a fundamental role in the development of our business here. We are proud to have hosted the Ambassador at our facility and have the opportunity to introduce him to our people, processes and Alliance Production Way of building cars.” 

 

The Japanese delegation was accompanied by Mr. Colin MacDonald, CEO & Managing Director of Renault-Nissan Alliance Private Ltd (RNAIPL). They visited the manufacturing facility and were taken through the Alliance Production Way (APW) of building cars. They delegation also interacted with key management from the facility.

 

Later Mr. and Mrs. Hiramatsu planted saplings at the facility in a gesture to support the environment. Mrs. Hiramatsu later also interacted with a few women employees from the facility. She is appreciative of the Indian culture, freedom an diversity.

 

The latest car to be produced at the Alliance plant will be the Datsun redi-GO. Bookings for the car have started and it will be launched in June 2016.



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