Renault has been struggling to revive the Alpine brand for quite a number of years now. At first, the French teamed up with Caterham in a joint-venture that would have enabled both companies to build their very own sports cars using the same underpinnings. However, the collaboration didn’t last very long, as disagreements on the development of the sports cars caused significant delays. As a result, in June 2014 it was announced that each company will build its own sports car. Moving forward, Renault acquired full ownership of Société des Automobiles Alpine Caterham and dropped "Caterham" from the official company name, claiming the company has "made some good progress" on its own.