Daimler-Renault-Nissan Alliance Building Engines In 2014

Emmanuel P January 10, 2012

Announcing their latest collaboration, Daimler and Renault-Nissan have declared that they will begin building 4-cylinder engines at Nissan’s powertrain assembly plant in Decherd, Tennessee beginning 2014. The Decherd facility will produce engines for Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti models and at full capacity is expected to churn out 250,000 engines annually.

Nissan’s Tennessee plant ensures a strategic location and logistics link, as it guarantees a direct supply of engines for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, built at Daimler’s vehicle plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Said Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Daimler Board, “In the context of our Mercedes-Benz 2020 growth strategy, we have decided that we will expand the production capacities required for this close to the customers. Through the strategic extension of our cooperation with Renault-Nissan we can realize near-market engine production in the NAFTA region on attractive economic terms and make optimum use of synergies arising from the cooperation.”

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Comments (5)

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  2. Well, Mercedes is just getting things right again after the Chrylsler Issues in MB cars. Lets do it again so life doesnt get boring. There are mistakes that dont have to be repeated, but MB and Daimler doesnt seem to learn. Mitsubishi, AEG, Hyundai, Airbus…
    The list doesnt stop and in the future im sure we can add Renault and Infiniti to this list.

  3. @ John,

    If they keep it at just working on engines or other technologies and don’t develop a deeper relationship, then I think it could work out this time. We’ll have to wait and see and hope for the best.

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