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GM Korea, Renault Samsung Labor Dispute Fueling Concerns for S. Korea’s Auto Industry

GM Korea, Renault Samsung Labor Dispute Fueling Concerns for S. Korea’s Auto Industry

SEOUL, Apr. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — GM Korea Co. and Renault Samsung Motors Corp., the South Korean units of U.S. and French auto giants, respectively, are mired in a dispute that is fueling concerns over the broader South Korean auto industry this year. In recent years, the two carmakers, affiliates of General Motors Co. and [...]

Prolonged Strikes at Renault Samsung Impacting Consignment Production of Nissan’s Rogue

Prolonged Strikes at Renault Samsung Impacting Consignment Production of Nissan’s Rogue

SEOUL, Mar. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Renault Samsung Motors Corp., amid prolonged strikes after failing to reach a labor collective agreement, is concerned that the recent crisis will have an impact on its consignment production of Nissan cars. Nissan Motor Co. told Renault Samsung recently that it wants to reduce the yearly production quota of [...]

Renault Samsung Offers More Twizy EVs for Car-sharing Service

Renault Samsung Offers More Twizy EVs for Car-sharing Service

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Renault Samsung Motors Corp. said Wednesday it will provide more Twizy ultracompact electric cars to a local car sharing service, a move to strengthen its leading stance as an electric vehicle maker. Renault Samsung will gradually supply another 45 Twizy models to the LH Happiness car-sharing service available at [...]

Renault Samsung Flying High in Harbour Report’s List of Most Productive Manufacturing Plants

Renault Samsung Flying High in Harbour Report’s List of Most Productive Manufacturing Plants

SEOUL, Oct. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Automakers Renault Samsung and GM Korea found themselves on opposite ends of the spectrum in a listing of manufacturing plants with the highest productivity, per the ’2016 Harbour Report’, derived by utilizing HPU figures (Hours Per Unit) provided by global consulting firm Oliver Wyman. Renault Samsung’s Busan-based manufacturing plant [...]