Renault-Nissan Alliance Posts Record Synergies of 2.69 Billion Euros in 2012, with Particular Gains in Emerging Markets

  • Synergies up 54% from 1.75 billion euros in previous year
  • Sharp increase shows partnership's momentum keeps accelerating
  • Purchasing, powertrain and vehicle engineering areas remain the biggest contributors
  • Synergies expected to keep growing with acceleration in non-engineering areas

PARIS, June 27, 2013 /CNW/ - The Renault-Nissan Alliance posted record synergies of 2.69 billion euros in 2012, up from 1.75 billion euros in the previous year.

The 54% jump shows that the partnership's momentum continues to accelerate. Formed in 1999, Renault and Nissan enjoy the longest-lasting and most productive cross-cultural partnership in the auto industry. (See our video here:

Synergies come primarily from cost reductions and cost avoidance. Only new synergies - not cumulative synergies -- are taken into account every year.

Renault and Nissan collaboration increased worldwide, particularly in emerging markets where both companies are expanding their industrial footprints.

"Synergies and greater economies of scale allow Renault and Nissan to compete in an elite tier of the world's top automakers globally," said Christian Mardrus, Renault-Nissan Alliance Managing Director for Logistics and the Office of the CEO. "We expect to generate even more synergies going forward, particularly in emerging markets such as Brazil, Russia, India and China."

Purchasing, powertrain and engineering synergies remain the highest potential

As in previous years, the top contributors to synergies by business unit in 2012 were purchasing (851 million euros), powertrain (709 million euros) and vehicle engineering (546 million euros).

Synergies increasingly come from Asia and emerging markets such as Russia, where the two manufacture vehicles and powertrains together at the same plants.

The Alliance's plant in Chennai, India, for example, is home to the biggest platform-sharing project within the Alliance. The plant, which has an annual production capacity of 400,000 units, produces both Renault and Nissan vehicles for export and the local market.

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Mia Nielsen
Renault-Nissan Alliance

Rochelle Chimenes
Renault SAS

Toshitake Inoshita
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

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