automotive conglomerate

Renault S.A. is a French vehicle manufacturer producing cars, vans, buses, tractors, and trucks, and, in the past, autorail vehicles. Its alliance with Nissan makes it the world's fourth largest vehicle maker.[2] Headquartered in Boulogne-Billancourt, Renault owns the Romanian Automobile Dacia and the Korean Renault Samsung Motors. Thierry Bolloré is the current CEO. The company's most successful cars to date are the Renault Clio and the Renault Laguna, and its core market is Europe.[2] The company is known for numerous revolutionary designs, security technologies and motor racing.

Renault S.A.
Société Anonyme
IndustryAutomotive industry
Founded25 February 1899
FounderLouis Renault, Marcel Renault, Fernand Renault
Area served
Worldwide (118 countries)
Key people
Carlos Ghosn (Chairman and CEO), Patrick Pelata (COO)
ProductsAutomobiles, commercial vehicles, financing
Revenue33.71 billion (2009)[1]
Decrease (€955 million) (2009)[1]
Decrease (€3.125 billion) (2009)[1]
Number of employees
124,300 (2009)[1]
SubsidiariesAutomobile Dacia (99.43%)

Renault Samsung Motors (80.1%)

Renault Sport

Notable CarsEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Annual Results 2009" (PDF). Renault. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-08-21. Retrieved 2010-03-21.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Renault