The Renault is a French car manufacturer, linked to the Japanese automaker Nissan since 1999. The group has factories and subsidiaries around the world. Founded by brothers Louis, Marcel and Fernand Renault in 1899, he quickly distinguished himself by his innovations.
It was nationalized at the end of World War II, largely because of the collaboration of its leaders with the Nazi occupiers. “Social Showcase” of the country, it is privatized in the 1990s. It uses racing to promote its products and diversified into many sectors. Its history is marked by numerous labor disputes that will mark the history of social relations in France.
In 1898, Louis Renault is a young man passionate about cars. His brothers Marcel and Fernand, worked in the family business of textiles. Louis converted his De Dion-Bouton tricycle carts in a four-wheel hp.
The originality of this is that the Renault team one of his own invention, the first transmission in direct, unlike the chains and belts used so far. He managed to sell it to a friend of their father who tries to December 24 and was very impressed by its road manners and power on slopes.
After Louis-Paul had patented the direct, the brothers officially founded February 25, 1899, in Boulogne Billancourt, the Society Renault Frères by Louis with two friends, Thomas Evert and Julian Wyer, to capitalize on this new means of transport. Louis is responsible for the development and production, while his brothers are responsible for the administration.