Renault India pulls the brake on COVID-19 spread


Keeping the safety and well-being of its employees as top priority in view of the escalating COVID-19 situation, Renault has temporarily suspended production at its Alliance manufacturing facility, Renault Nissan Automotive India Private Ltd. (RNAIPL) in Chennai.

 Monitoring the situation over the last several weeks, Renault has implemented multiple preventive measures across all its offices, dealerships and manufacturing facility and has also taken steps to increase awareness at an individual level. It has also shared regular advisories with the dealer network and advised them to comply with the notices and guidelines issued by the respective local authorities, state and central governments and regulatory bodies.   “The health, safety and well-being of all employees, dealers and other partners, their families and community at large is of utmost priority. In view of the escalating COVID-19 situation and to help prevent spread of the virus, production has been temporarily suspended at our Alliance Plant. We will await further notifications from the state government to resume operations,” said Venkatram Mamillapalle, country CEO and managing director, Renault India Operations.

  “All employees in our corporate and regional offices including Chennai, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Kolkata and Pune will continue to work from home,” added Mamillapalle.  He added that, Renault will continue its 24X7 roadside assistance to ensure support for its customers in case of any emergency. 

  Renault India is a fully owned subsidiary of Renault SAS. France. The company’s manufacturing facility is located in Oragadam, Chennai, with a capacity of 480,000 units per annum. The company also has widespread presence of more than 370 sales and 450 service touch points, that include 257 service workshops and 215 workshop- on- wheels locations across the country, with benchmark sales and service quality.   The company’s product line up and services have won more than 60 titles, making Renault India one of the most awarded automotive brands in a single year in India. The KWID has already bagged 32 awards, including 10 ‘Car of the Year’ awards.