New Delhi, 18 December 2019: Renault, the number one European brand in India, announced a strategic partnership with Castrol India Limited, the country’s leading automotive and industrial lubricant manufacturing company. The alliance for supply of exclusive aftersales engine oil lubricants is effective 1 January 2020. This announcement is an extension of a global strategic partnership between Groupe Renault and Castrol.
Renault and Castrol, both leading brands with advanced technologies, will combine their expertise to deliver a jointly branded superior product range and premium experience to Renault customers.
On the occasion, Venkatram Mamillapalle, Country CEO & Managing Director, Renault India Operations, “We are happy to partner with Castrol in India for lubricants in our aftersales network. I am confident that Renault and Castrol’s strong and growing partnership will enable us to combine the excellent skills and knowledge across both organizations to explore new opportunities in India’s rapidly evolving market.”
Sandeep Sangwan, who will take over as Managing Director, Castrol India Limited, with effect from 1 January 2020 added, “This is a big moment for us as we collaborate with Renault in India. We look forward to working closely with a global brand like Renault to deliver high performance and advanced lubricants to its customers, and jointly develop breakthroughs for the transport of tomorrow.”
Renault has a robust product strategy, which is developed keeping in mind the mid-term objective of doubling the sales volume in India. This is backed by its widespread network of over 350 sales and 260 service facilities across the country, offering outstanding sales and service quality. The Renault Castrol product range will be available nationally across Renault dealerships from 1 January 2020.
Renault India Pvt. Ltd. is a fully owned subsidiary of Renault S.A.S. France. Renault India cars are manufactured in the manufacturing facility located in Oragadam, Chennai, with a capacity of 480,000 units per annum. Currently, Renault India also has a widespread presence of more than 350 sales and 264 service facilities across the country with benchmark sales and service quality.
Renault India’s product line up and services have seen strong recognition among customers and industry experts alike, winning more than 60 titles, making Renault India one of the most awarded automotive brands in a single year in India. The Renault KWID has bagged 32 awards, including 10 ‘Car of the Year’ Awards.