“We have taken strategic decisions which have helped us to consolidate our operations, and also safeguard all our stakeholders,” said Mamillapalle.
He added, product offerings were strengthened with the new Triber AMT, which was launched towards the end of May, and a new KWID Range with a BS-VI in manual transmission (MT) and AMT versions. Both these products are volume drivers for Renault and have helped the firm to hold its position.
Besides a host of new schemes, Renault enhanced its digital capabilities and portfolios with online booking options and other interventions.
On the way forward, he said, Renault would soon launch Duster with an new turbo engine, making it the most powerful SUV in its segment. While speaking about the challenges faced by the supply chain and sourcing, he said, these include drop in vehicle sales, leading to decline in requirement, frequent changes in schedules to suppliers, constraints faced by suppliers — manpower movement, material availability, restriction in working hours and number of people and delay in development due to regulatory restrictions and thereby non-availability of skilled manpower.
“At the Alliance (Renault and Nissan) level, we have more than 300 tier-1 parts suppliers and thousands of sub suppliers located across India who supply parts to us for the domestic and export business. In addition, we have service support from many vendors,” he said.