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Coordinates: 55°42′46″N 37°42′48″E / 55.71271°N 37.71337°E / 55.71271; 37.71337

JSC Renault Russia
FormerlyAvtoframos (1998-2014)
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryAutomotive
Founded1998; 24 years ago (1998)[1]
DefunctMay 2022
HeadquartersMoscow, Russia
ProductsAutomobiles
Number of employees
4,453 (2016) Edit this on Wikidata
ParentRenault
Websitewww.renault.ru

Renault Russia (Russian: Рено Россия, tr. Reno Rossiya, IPA: [rʲɪˈno rɐˈsʲijə]), known until 2014 as Avtoframos (Russian: Автофрамос, tr. Avtoframos),[2] was a Russian automotive company established in 1998 by the Moscow city and Renault. It was a wholly owned Renault subsidiary from 2012 onwards. The company disappeared in May 2022 as its assets were acquired by the Moscow city government.

History[edit]

In July 1998, the then Deputy Mayor of Moscow, Valery Shantsev, and a representative from Renault signed an agreement to create an automotive joint venture,[3] based on an old OAO Moskvitch facility.[4] Renault and the city of Moscow owned equally the new company.[5] The car assembly started in April 1999.[3] By 2005, the plant was at full production and in 2010 its capacity was doubled to 160,000 cars per year.[4]

In October 2004, Renault purchased a 26% of the Moscow's share in the partnership[5] and in 2006 increased its participation to 94.1%. At the end 2012, the French automaker purchased the remaining stake of Avtoframos.[4][6][7]

In July 2014, Renault announced the renaming of its Russian subsidiary, changing its name from Avtoframos to Renault Russia in order to strengthen the company's relationship with the Renault-badged, Russian-made cars within the clients.[2]

In March 2022, following the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine and international pressure to doing so,[8] Renault "suspended" the Renault Russia operations.[9] In May 2022, Renault said it had agreed to sell the company back to the Moscow government.[10] The Moscow city plans to use Renault Russia assets to relaunch Moskvitch-badged production.[11]

Products[edit]

First series Renault Logan

From the end of 2002 to 2004 the plant produced the Renault Symbol, the three-box version of the Renault Clio.[12][13]

Since 2005, the plant assembles the Renault Logan. The total production in 2007 was 69,000 cars, with an increase to 73,000 cars in 2008.[14]

In 2009, the plant started producing the Renault Sandero hatchback, which was followed by the Renault Duster in 2011.[15][16][17][needs update]

In 2013, the company produced 195,112 vehicles, which were Duster, Mégane, Fluence, Logan and Sandero.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Company Overview of Avtoframos OAO". businessweek.com. Businessweek. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Автофрамос" переименован в ЗАО "Рено Россия". rbc.com (in Russian). RBC Information Systems. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  3. ^ a b Dagaev, Alexander (2004). "Waiting to Enter: International Alliances in the Russian Car Industry". In Radosevic, Slavo; Sadowski, Bert M. (eds.). International Industrial Networks and Industrial Restructuring in Central and Eastern Europe. Springer. p. 198. ISBN 978-1-4020-7844-6.
  4. ^ a b c Rogan, Alexander (6 December 2012). "Alliance has absolute kontrol over Avtoframos". Russiasupplychain.com. Archived from the original on 17 January 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Renault raises shareholding in Avtoframos to 76%". Renault media website. 28 October 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Renault received the absolute control over plant "Avtoframos"". Autostat.ru. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  7. ^ Алексей Непомнящий, Юлия Федоринова. «Я сказал Путину, что наличных у нас нет», — Кристиан Эстев, старший вице-президент Renault, генеральный директор Renault в России // Ведомости, 09.11.2009, 211 (2481)
  8. ^ "Renault said to be reluctant to leave Russia over costs". Automotive News Europe. 12 March 2022. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  9. ^ "Renault industrial activities in Russia are suspended" (Press release). Renault. 23 March 2022. Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  10. ^ "Renault Group signs agreements to sell Renault Russia and its controlling interest in AVTOVAZ" (Press release). Renault. 16 May 2022. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  11. ^ "Russia to nationalize Renault plant, revive Soviet-era Moskvitch car after handover". The Moscow Times. 16 May 2022. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  12. ^ "Moscow - Avtoframos". Renault. Archived from the original on 2011-09-15. Retrieved 2011-09-29.
  13. ^ "Renault Clio Simbol: Никакой символики" (in Russian). AutoCentre. 2009-01-13. Archived from the original on 2012-07-23. Retrieved 2011-09-29.
  14. ^ «Автофрамос» увеличил производство несмотря на кризис Archived 2009-05-02 at the Wayback Machine, Motor.ru, 2008/12/25
  15. ^ В России прекратилось производство старых "Логанов" Archived 2009-12-22 at the Wayback Machine, Motor.ru, 18.12.2009
  16. ^ На "Автофрамосе" будут выпускать кроссовер Archived 2009-12-12 at the Wayback Machine, Motor.ru, 08.12.2009
  17. ^ Рено Дастер Archived 2013-03-08 at the Wayback Machine, duster-russia.org.ua, 12.03.2013
  18. ^ "2013 Registration Document" (PDF). Renault. p. 14. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 April 2014. Retrieved 8 April 2014.