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Nissan-Renault JV’s first global plant opens in South India

Renault-Nissan’s 11-year-old global alliance has opened its first ever manufacturing plant on Wednesday in Oragadam, near Chennai, South India. It was inaugurated by Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi with Nissan chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn.

The production for the domestic market is due to begin in May with sales due to start from July. For exports, the company – under Renault Nissan Automotive India Pvt Ltd – would commence production from August, its CEO and managing director Akira Sakurai said.