The Strategy of Renault SA


Essay, 2005

18 Pages, Grade: 1,3


Excerpt

Table of Contents

1.) Introduction

2.) Resources and capabilities of Renault SA
2.1) Resources:
2.1.1) Tangible Resources
2.1.2) Intangible Resources
2.2) Capabilities:

3.) Competitive strategy and advantage of Renault SA

4.) Explanation why the current strategy has been adapted

5.) Evaluation of the strategy in terms of its impact on the company’s recent performance, current position and likely future prospects.

6.) Considered recommendations for the future strategy

References

Appendices

List of Figures

Figure 1: Industrial Accidents

Figure 2: Value Chain of Renault

Figure 3: The links among Dacias resources, capabilities, and competitive advantage

Figure 4: Strategic Groups

List of Tables

Table 1: Dept/ Equity ratio of Renault

Table 2: Net profit, in million €

Table 3: Operation margin

Table 4: Some awards of RENAULT cars

Table 5: Growth in sale

List of Appendices

Appendix 1: About Renault SA

Appendix 2: Agreements & cooperations

Appendix 3: Primary production sites

1.) Introduction:

This assignment paper will describe Renault’s current competitive strategy and competitive advantage. It will be explained why the strategy has been adopted and which impact it has towards the companies recent performance. Moreover, recommendations for its future strategy shall be provided. Closer information concerning Renault is mentioned in the appendix.

2.) Resources and capabilities of Renault SA

2.1) Resources:

2.1.1) Tangible Resources:

Financial Resources:

Since 2000, Renault tremendously decreased its debts. (Table 1) Still 2003, Renault’s net profit amounted more than twice the net profit of Volkswagen.(Table 2) The first half of 2004, Renault achieved a operation margin of 6.1%, exceeding Volkswagen and Peugeot Citro n.(Table 3) All together, Renault seems to have strong financial resources.

Table 1: Dept/ Equity ratio of Renault Source: author 2005

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source: Renault 2004

Conclusion

Shows that in 2003 Renault had less total liabilities in comparison with total equity than in 2001. This can be seen as good development. Renault decreased the Ratio number by nearly two third.

Table 2: Net profit, in million € Source: author 2005

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Table 3: Operation margin Source: author 2005

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Source: (Katzensteiner T. &

Physical Resources:

Renault manufactures cars in more than 30 sites world wide and is able to use facilities of other manufacturers, like Matra plants as well as the site of GM Europe in the Uk, through operative cost-sharing agreements. The 1999 formed Alliance with Nissan let Renault use additionally facilities such as in Mexico. Some suppliers even opened facilities next to some of Renault’s plants.(Renault 2004) Please see appendix 3 for more detail.

2.1.2) Intangible Resources:

Technological Resources:

The in table 4 listed awards show that Renault has decent technological resources. For example did the Espace recently achieve the “highest score ever recorded in independent crash tests by Euro NCAP” (carpages.co.uk). Between 2002 and 2003, additionally Renault’s patents increased by 18.22 per cent. Renault’s R&D Ratio decreased from 5.6% in 2001 to 4.9% in 2003. (Renault 2004, 144)

Table 4: Some awards of RENAULT cars

Source: author 2004

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Reputation:

Beside itself as “leading brand in Western Europe in all the passenger and light commercial vehicle markets” (Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu 2004), Renault has majority shares in two other brands: Dacia and Samsung. Renault, with around 100 as well as Dacia with more than 40 years have a long tradition and reputation as car manufacturers. (glaubeaktuell.net 2004; Renault 2004)

Human resource:

Training, health and safety of employees are seen as important by Renault. 360° feedback as well as surveys is used to measure and improve the staff performance. (Renault 2004) Figure 1 indicates improvements in the human resource sector. The number of industrial accidents with time off decreased between 2000 and 2003.

Figure 1: Industrial Accidents

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Source: Renault 2004, PAGE 113

2.2) Capabilities:

Renault is strong in competing in price and innovative design (Dobson P. 2004). How design can boost profit and sales can be seen in the success of the Renault Megane(Dawson C. 2004, page 39-40). With its after-sales customer service, additionally Renault tries to improve the loyalty of its clients to ensure that existing clients will also buy Renault in future. (Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu 2004). The Alliance with Nissan allows Renault cost cutting through sharing production capacity. Also Renault and Nissan are working jointly on advanced research and engineering. Industrial supplier parks next to some of Renault’s production places contribute to the inbound logistics. (Renault 2004; Automobilwoche (2004c) Renault made many Agreements & co operations over the last years. These will allow Renault to for example manufacture its Logan in Morocco and Iran as well as its Kangoo in Malayia.(Renault a)

Figure 2: Value Chain of Renault

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Source: author 2005 regarding Recklies D. 2001

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Title
The Strategy of Renault SA
College
University of Brighton
Course
Strategy for International Business
Grade
1,3
Author
Year
2005
Pages
18
Catalog Number
V42861
ISBN (eBook)
9783638407908
File size
663 KB
Language
English
Tags
Strategy, Renault, Strategy, International, Business
Quote paper
Sebastian Martin (Author), 2005, The Strategy of Renault SA, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/42861

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