Renault begann schon früh mit der Produktion von Nutzfahrzeugen. 1909 gab es bereits Drei- und Fünftonner, 1915 eine Zugmaschine mit Allradantrieb und -lenkung. 1913 produzierte Renault das zehntausendste Fahrzeug.
The Renault corporation was founded in 1899 as Société Renault Frères by Louis Renault and his brothers Marcel and Fernand. Louis was a bright, aspiring young engineer who had already designed and built several prototypes before teaming up with his brothers, who had honed their business skills working for their father's textile firm.