The Busan plant is the Renault group's biggest production site in Asia. Flexible production system capable of simultaneously manufacturing multi-models (8 models), it builds vehicles primarily for the local market but a growing proportion now go for export. This industrial site comprising a body/assembly unit and a power train unit.

Identity


  • FOUNDED IN: 1995
  • LEGAL FORM AND CAPITAL OWNERSHIP: Company 80.1% owned by Renault and 19.9% by Samsung
  • ACTIVITY: Bodywork-assembly, powertrains, logistic platform, casting
  • WORKFORCE: 1,928 at December 31, 2020
  • AREA: 165 ha, o/w 53 ha of covered buildings
  • CERTIFICATIONS: ISO 14001, ISO 9001, ISO 17025
  • ADDRESS: Busan plant, 185 Shinho Industrial Complex, Kangseo-Gu, Busan, Korea 618-722
  • TELEPHONE: + 82 519 79 70 00

MAIN PRODUCTS


    • Vehicles : Koleos/QM6, SM6, XM3/Arkana, Twizy
    • Engines: MR20, MR18, HR13, HR16
    • Foundry : Aluminium parts
    Production 2020

    Vehicles:

    • SM6: 8,040 units
    • XM3 / Arkana: 37,554 units
    • Koleos / QM6: 62,494 units
    • Twizy: 2,562 units

    Powertrain:

    • Engines: 99,264 units
    • Aluminium casting: 2,175 tons

    BACKGROUND

    • 1995: creation of Samsung Motors Inc. and construction of the Busan plant in accordance with Nissan technology standards.
    • 1998: manufacturing of SM5 begins.
    • 2000: acquisition of the Korean group by Renault which holds 80,1% of the capital and creation of Renault Samsung Motors (RSM).  
    • 2002: manufacturing of SM3 begins.
    • 2003: manufacturing of SM5 2004 begins.
    • 2004: launch of SM3 CVTC 1.6(July) Launch of SM7 (December).
    • 2005: new SM5 launched. SM3 New Generation start of sales.
    • 2007: June 22, Start production of M4R Engine. Nov 15, Launch of QM5 (Koléos).
    • 2008: start production of New SM3.
    • 2009: start production of New SM5.
    • 2011: start production of New SM7, New QM5 (Koléos).
    • 2013: start production of SM3 ZE (Fluence ZE).
    • 2014: start production of Nissan Rogue for North America. 
    • 2016: start production of SM6, start production of QM5.
    • 2017: 300 000 unit production of Nissan Rogue.
    • 2018: production of 3 million vehicles since 2000.
    • 2019: Start of production of Twizy.
    • 2020: start of production of XM3/Arkana.