Japanese ambassador Hiramatsu visits the Renault-Nissan alliance plant in Chennai

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Ambassador of Japan to India, Kenji Hiramatsu visited the Renault-Nissan Alliance plant at Oragadam near Chennai last week. The ambassador was accompanied by his wife and key officials from the Japanese embassy and Consulate-General of Japan in Chennai.

The manufacturing facility is one of the largest Alliance production facilites in the world which started operations in March 2010. This facility has manufactured 32 Renault, Nissan and Datsun models and derivatives from its production line. The facility caters to both domestic and international markets.

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Together, the manufacturing plant and R&D facility account for around 12,000 direct jobs in Tamil Nadu, with a further 40,000 in the Indian supplier chain, making an increasing contribution to the local economy. In a gesture to support environment, the ambassador and his wife planted a sapling at the facility. Hiramatsu also interacted with a few women employees from the facility.

The recently unveiled Datsun redi-GO will be the new vehicle to be manufactured from this facility. The new car is under production and the bookings for the same have already begun. This is the third Datsun model to be launched in India and produced at the Chennai plant.

Speaking on the occasion, the Ambassador of Japan to India, said, “This is an impressive state-of-the-art facility with quality assurance mechanisms deployed. I am pleased to witness that the facility has created enormous opportunities for local employment as well as built a healthy vendor network, further creating additional jobs. The Renault-Nissan Alliance facility is a demonstration of tradition and innovation coming together,”

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