Renault India to boost export operations; Africa under consideration

After stabilizing the availability of the in-demand Kwid in domestic market, Renault India is looking to accelerate its export operations as it is looking to develop India as a manufacturing hub.

At the Renault-Nissan Alliance manufacturing plant in Oragadam near Chennai, the French automaker has added a third shift and is producing around 9,000 – 9,500 units of the Kwid every month.

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The Kwid will be leading Renault India’s export operations.

The company commenced exports of the Kwid and Duster to Sri Lanka last month and is gearing up to enter Nepal in the near future. Talking to PTI, Sumit Sawhney, CEO and MD, Renault India, stated that Bhutan is also under consideration.

The head honcho also added that in addition to the neighboring markets, Renault is also planning to enter South Africa and other African countries in the coming months. The Indian subsidiary will also ship several critical components of the Kwid to Brazil where the budget hatchback is set to be produced locally later this year.

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Renault India is looking to export to countries like Nepal, Bhutan, South Africa, etc.

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The Renault Kwid which is a runaway success in the domestic market will also spearhead the company’s charge in the export sector as well. The ramp up in export operations would help RNA improve the capacity utilization factor of its Indian manufacturing facility.


Via – PTI

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