In front of members of the press at the companyâ€™s headquarters in Yokohama, Nissan Motor Company president Carlos Ghosn commented about the companyâ€™s plans on cementing strategic alliances in the future, stating â€œWe have the knowhow we need to form alliances, so given the chance we would welcome partners,â€ hinting at potential expansions on the part of the company.
The Renault Nissan alliance, thanks to affiliation with Mitsubishi Motors, has reached nearly a scale of 10,000,000 units sold globally. Mr. Ghosn that in terms of how the company would be approaching alliances in the future, that the issue is â€œ2 sided,â€ and that (having reached the point of 10,000,000 units per year) â€œweâ€™re finally in a position where we can enjoy all the merits of an operation on this scale.â€
On the other hand, â€œNissan and Renault have enjoyed an alliance for the past 17 years, affording both companies a great deal of knowhow,â€ confident in the idea that alliances the company looks to make in the future will be successful. Continuing on, Ghosn stated â€œIf weâ€™re producing 10,000,000 units, then weâ€™re fine. Weâ€™re not looking to just continue the alliance but to really implement our knowhow we’ve accumulated over these 17 years,â€ giving a rough idea of how the company would proceed in forming alliances in the future.
[Translated by Bryce Clarke]