Hold the Presses is your online newsportal en brings press releases from around the world. Journalists can use it for free, although it is their responsibilty to check the news. Hold the Presses is in no way responsible for the content of the press releases, the Sender is. We hope you enjoy reading the news we bring you on this website. If a message is published that is not acceptable, we apologize. Please contact us and we will remove the message as soon as possible.

Monday, 7 August 2017

RENAULT : PRESS RELEASE ON NEW JOINT VENTURE IN IRAN

RENAULT    

Published: 13:29 CEST 07-08-2017 /GlobeNewswire /Source: RENAULT / : RNO /ISIN: FR0000131906


 

Press release

2017/08/07

Groupe Renault signs a new joint venture in Iran

 

  • Groupe Renault, IDRO and PARTO NEGIN NASEH Co (NEGIN Holding) are announcing the creation of a new joint venture company in Iran to boost Renault's presence in the country and step up the brand's growth.
  • The joint venture follows on from the strategic partnership agreement signed at the Paris Motor Show on September 30, 2016.
  • In first-half 2017, Groupe Renault sales in Iran doubled year on year, for a total 68,365 vehicles and a 9.7% market share.

 


Boulogne-Billancourt, August 7th, 2017 - Groupe Renault is announcing the signature of a joint venture agreement with the Industrial Development & Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO) and PARTO NEGIN NASEH Co, an importer of Renault products in Iran.

The proposed joint venture company, of which Renault will be the majority shareholder, though with a first period of joint control with IDRO and PARTO NEGIN NASEH Co, will include an engineering and purchasing centre to support the development of local suppliers as well as a plant with an initial production capacity of 150,000 vehicles a year, supplementing Groupe Renault's existing capacity of 200,000 vehicles a year in the country. The first vehicles to be produced at the plant will be new Symbol and new Duster.

In addition to the vehicle plant announced in September 2016, an engine plant is also planned with a capacity of 150,000 units a year.

The manufacturing facilities will be in Saveh, located 120 km from Tehran. They will be owned and operated by the joint venture company.

The agreements also provide for the development of an exclusive Renault distribution network, in addition to the existing network of NEGIN Khodro.

"We are happy to sign this agreement with IDRO and PARTO NEGIN NASEH Co. In a rapidly expanding Iranian market, it was vital to implement plants, engineering and purchasing centre. This joint venture will enable an acceleration of our growth in this country" said Thierry Bollore, Member of Groupe Renault Executive Committee and Chief Competitive Officer.

"The development of a commercial network specific to our brand will reinforce Groupe Renault's position in Iran. The signing of this new joint venture reinforces the strategic choices we have made in Iran and will open new perspectives in a 2 million vehicle market projected in 2020", said Stefan Mueller, Member of Groupe Renault Executive Committee and Chief Performance Officer.

"Our Group as the owner of the Negin Khodro Co., the existing establishment for Renault Network in Iran, is proud to be part of this industrial development. As a family-owned private business in the country, N.H. Group envisages this joint venture with Renault and IDRO, as another possibility of a long-lasting partnership with Groupe Renault for years to come", said Naser Haddadzadeh, Chairman of the NEGIN Holding.

Our joint-venture with  our historical partners SAIPA and Iran Khodro will continue to produce and deliver the current range: Tondar, Tondar pick-up, Sandero and Sandero Stepway, independently of the start of this new JV.

Entry into force and finalization of the transaction remains subject to a number of conditions precedents, including regulatory approvals, formation of the new company and preparation of the industrial assets for the project. The parties expect completion to take place on or around October 30, 2017.

This press release may contain privileged information within the meaning of Article 7 of EU Regulation 596/2014.

 


Groupe Renault in Iran


Groupe Renault has been present in Iran since 2003 through a joint venture with SAIPA and IRAN KHODRO. Renault and its Iranian partners have produced 500,000 vehicles to date.

In 2016, Groupe Renault sales increased 110.7% year on year, for a total 108,536 vehicles and an 8.4% share of the market.

In first-half 2017, group sales in the country increased 100.3% year on year, for a total 68,365 vehicles and a 9.7% share of the market.

Renault currently produces the following models in Iran: Tondar, Tondar pick-up, Sandero and Sandero Stepway.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Contact media :

Céline FURET, celine.furet@renault.com / Tel : +33 6 17 41 13 41

 

Press Standard:+33 1 76 84 63 36

 

Web sites : www.media.renault.com - www.group.renault.com

Twitter : @Renault_live

 

 

 

 

 




PR RENAULT NEW JV IRAN



This announcement is distributed by Nasdaq Corporate Solutions (One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway, New York, NY 10006. Tel: +1 212 401 8700. www.nasdaqomx.com) on behalf of NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions clients. Source: RENAULT, 13-15, quai Alphonse Le Gallo, BOULOGNE BILLANCOURT 92100, France
If you would like to unsubscribe and stop receiving these e-mails click here.