Collaboration Between Daimler and Renault-Nissan Advances Globally, CEOs Say
-- Portfolio of jointly developed major projects has jumped from
three to ten
-- Nissan and Daimler have completed factory building for the
joint production of engines in the USA
FRANKFURT, Germany, Sept. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - The chief executives of the
Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG said today that their companies'
partnership is advancing quickly, and the scope of the collaboration is
The French-Japanese-German partnership began in April 2010, with three "pillar
projects" primarily focused on Europe. Since then, the portfolio has increased
to ten significant projects, including major initiatives from North America to
Japan. In addition, relevant business units are working together in
best-practice sharing and other forms of cooperation.
"While our initial collaboration focused strongly on European projects, we are
now focusing on synergies in all key markets," Renault-Nissan Chairman and CEO
Carlos Ghosn said today at an annual media briefing on the partnership. "The
largest economies of scale are always global."
"We will continue to seek out new projects together that make sense for all
partners and, most importantly, our customers," Daimler CEO and Head of
Mercedes Benz Cars Dieter Zetsche said.
The CEOs cited the joint production of Mercedes-Benz four-cylinder gasoline
engines in Decherd (Tennessee, USA) as a good example of how the partners
profit from the cooperation. Just one and a half years after the
groundbreaking in May 2012, the factory building for the joint production of
Mercedes-Benz four-cylinder gasoline engines is now complete. Production
machinery is now being installed and the start of production is planned for
mid-2014. The engines produced in Decherd will then be used in the
Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which is produced at the Daimler plant in Tuscaloosa
(Alabama, USA), and in new Infiniti products.
Joint development work is also proceeding on schedule for a new family of
shared three- and four-cylinder gasoline engines with turbocharging and direct
fuel injection. The engines will make use of the latest technology and will
have significantly improved fuel consumption.
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