Automotive Industry In France
Innovation and Technology
“Renault”- The French Automobile Giant
Renault In India
Indian Automotive leader- TATA Motors Ltd.
Comparative Positioning- TATA Vs Renault
CSR Activities of Renault and TATA
France has 2 main automotive manufacturing companies of the
Namely Peugeot and Renault.
French government has set up an “Automotive Pact” to
encourage automobile sector.
Subsidized loans and bonus schemes are introduced by the
PSA Peugeot-Citroen & Renault allocate 5% of their turnover
Both companies file highest number of patterns in France.
They make strategic alliances for introducing advanced
Hybrid diesel engines, electric vehicles, automotive electronics
etc are specialty of France.
Renault-Nissan alliance- World’s 4th largest automotive group.
The French government owns a 15% share of Renault.
It is also a well known name in motor sports.
Annual production is 2.3 million cars and LCV’s.
A global presence in over 118 countries.
Renault has set a new record by selling 26,25,800 vehicles in
Number one in European LCV market for 13 consecutive
Other alliances such as Renault-Dacia and Renault-Samsung
have increasing sales volume.
Successful models include Megane, Duster & Master.
Has set up a plant in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
A total investment of 45 billion rupees at the plant.
Had an alliance with Indian car manufacturer Mahindra &
Mahindra which was called off later.
Renault is all set to launch Clio and Pulse in the Indian market
in hatchback segment.
A multi-national automotive corporation.
Manufactures passenger cars, trucks, vans & coaches.
South Asia’s largest automobile manufacturer.
Listed in Bombay Stock Exchange & New York Stock
Tata has acquired Jaguar Land Rover which is a British brand.
It also has acquired Daewoo Commercial Vehicles in South
Tata also has a stake in Hispano Carrocera, a Spanish bus and
Tata builds low level buses for Indian market by tying up with
Marco Polo of Brazil.
Both the companies are leaders in the automotive
sector in their respective countries.
Renault has a better position if financial figures are
Total revenue of TATA Motors is USD 27.629 billion
while that of Renault is 38.971 billion Euros.
Renault also has an upper hand in the matter of total
equity, assets and the number of employees over TATA.
Subsidiaries of Renault include Automobile Dacia, Renault
Samsung Motors, Renault F1 etc.
While subsidiaries of TATA include Jaguar Land Rover &
Other business of Renault include Financial Sector
TATA is into a number of business which include spare
parts, tele-communication, IT, hospitality etc.
Renault has a global presence in 118 countries while
TATA has dealership in 28 countries.
Use of recyclable plastic in the automobiles was one of the
biggest step towards CSR by Renault.
Other activities include lower carbon emissions.
Renault has also been rewarded with the Environment Award in
TATA group have worked for socially & economically
It is engaged in provision of healthcare, drinking water, rain
water harvesting, tribal development etc.
It has also conducted awareness programmes on awareness of
TATA has acquired Daewoo’s truck manufacturing unit in
TATA has a JV with Brazil’s Marcopolo to introduce low floor
buses in India.
TATA has acquired Jaguar Land Rover which includes Daimler
and Lanchester brands.
TATA has acquired 100% stake in Hispano Carrocera.
Renault has 50% stake in the Renault-Nissan JV.
It owns 99.43% share in the Rome based manufacturer
Renault has acquired the Car Division of Samsung.
Renault India Pvt Ltd is a subsidiary of Renault.
Companies like PSA Peugeot-Citroen & Renault have
proven as a wealthy asset for French government in the