Renault is a French vehicle manufacturer. It is one of the top ten car companies in the world. Its headquarters is located in Boulogne-Billancourt, near Paris. Renault is the second-largest automaker in France. Its main products include business automobiles and sports cars. The quality and reliability are considered to be first-class. Today, it is the largest state-owned company in France. The corporation first entered the U.S. market between the 1950s and 1960s. By 2017, the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance had become the world's largest seller of light vehicles. Its subsidiaries are mainly located in Europe, Africa, North America, and Oceania. Automobiles are sold in more than 150 countries.
In 1898, the three brothers of Louis Renault founded the Renault Group. At that time, the factory had only six workers. It produced only six cars a year. In 1907, Renault cabs appeared on the streets of London and New York. And in 1914, the company started its big business. During World War I, the Group made a war fortune by producing guns, ammunition, tanks, and airplanes for the army, in addition to cars. After the Armistice, in 1919, it had become the leading private group. By the outbreak of World War II, it had some factories in the domestic area, Belgium, and England. Then the nation was occupied by the Germans. And the factories provided weapons and aero parts for the German army. During the war, half of the facilities in Bianco were destroyed and almost ruined. Then, it was nationalized by the government.