FILE PHOTO: The emblem of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance pictured at a Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi chiefs’ joint information convention in Yokohama, Japan, March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Picture
TOKYO (Reuters) – The Nissan Motor Co (7201.T), Renault SA (RENA.PA) and Mitsubishi Motors Corp (7211.T) alliance has agreed to kind a brand new firm centered on analysis and growth of superior automotive applied sciences, Kyodo Information mentioned.
The three firms will announce a concrete plan in January, Kyodo reported on Sunday, citing folks acquainted with the matter. The brand new enterprise additionally goals to strengthen the alliance, through which relationships have frayed for the reason that arrest and ouster of former supremo Carlos Ghosn, in line with the report.
Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi plan to nominate a common secretary to the helm of their partnership to spice up cooperation and reboot joint operations.
A brand new management crew was put in at Nissan from Sunday, headed by 53-year-old Makoto Uchida, who ran the automaker’s China enterprise. Renault can be on the lookout for a brand new chief govt, with the pinnacle of finance, Clotilde Delbos, in cost on an interim foundation.
Ghosn was arrested a 12 months in the past in Tokyo on costs of economic misconduct, which he denies.
Nissan didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.
Reporting by Kevin Buckland; Enhancing by Tom Hogue