The commercial establishment of a multinational: the case of Renault in Spain (1908-1951)

Authors

  • Mar Cebrián-Villar Universidad de Salamanca

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1344/rhi.v19i43.20713

Keywords:

Automobile Industry, Multinational Corporations, Subsidiaries, Spain

Abstract

Renault's experience in Spain is a significant success story for the internationalisation strategy that the company has pursued síncc its beginning. Renault's presence in Spain dates back to 1908, when the sales subsidiary SAEAR was created. Until the end ofthe 1920s, SAEAR performed well. However, añer the crisis of 1929 there were a lot of problems caused in part by poor fiscal management, abad coordination between Renault and SAEAR and, in part, by a number of'wrongheaded pclicies pursued by the Spanish govemment ofthe era. Despite these difficulties, Renault ultimately decided to maintain its presence in the Spanish market with the continued sale of imported vehicles from France until1951, when the subsidiary FASA was established in Valladolid as a consequence of the difficulty in maintaining importing practices.

Published

2017-12-14

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