“You are not making a car, but a legend”. Bruno Le Maire, Minister of Economy and Finance, and Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of Renault, were in Dieppe on December 14 to inaugurate the new production line of the Alpine A110. A milestone for the teams, whose passion and know-how have been widely praised; and an event that marks the success of an icon’s rebirth, allowing the Dieppe plant to benefit
We spoke with Renault's manufacturing chief, José Vicente de los Mozos, about the announced recruitment wave totalling 500 new hires in French production facilities for 2016, consistent with the group's growth outlook.
"The Renault plant in Oran, Algeria contributes to the development of a national automotive industry" - Carlos Ghosn
Indeed, some of you might not have been aware, but Renault is the first carmaker to set up industrial operations in Algeria. With a local presence dating back to 1922, when the Société Algérienne des Automobiles Renault was founded, Renault group has been the unrivalled leader in the Algerian automotive market for eight years. The Renault Algérie Production plant was inaugurated on November 10, 2014 in the presence of Abdelmalek Sellal, the Algerian Prime Minister, Abdesselam Bouchouareb, Algerian Minister of Industry and Mining, Laurent Fabius, French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Emmanuel Macron, French Minister of the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs, and Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Renault group.
Ever wondered how two competing car manufacturers could collaborate? Especially two companies with two completely different cultures? We met up with Renault's Kassai and Smart's Winkler at the Geneva Motor Show a few months ago, and here is what they had to say about their partnership and how they worked together to develop a common architecture for New Twingo & New Smart (fortwo & forfour).
Dear readers, today we offer you two exclusive videos that should arouse your curiosity. When it comes to the automotive industry, it is always instructive to see what is going on behind the scenes. So we went to the Flins plant (Yvelines, France) in order to witness the main stages in the manufacturing process of New Clio. Let's remind the pattern: stamping, bodyshop, painting and finally assembling. Of course we also talk about quality and logistics. Enjoy!
ZOE, Renault's 100% electric supermini is here! Manufactured in Flins, in the Paris area, it is assembled on the same lines as New Clio and Clio Collection. Find out more on its production stages, which are not that different from those of a combustion vehicle.
Progressively, Renault Twizy opens its own path leaving no one indifferent. What about knowing a little more about the way we manufacture this 100% electric quadricyle? Well, we went to the Valladolid plant in Spain to have a closer look. One sure thing: the teams committed on this project have the feeling of being pioneers of the Zero Emission revolution.
Renault, SNVI (Société Nationale de Véhicules Industriels, Algeria's National Company of Industrial Vehicles) and the country’s National Investment Fund (FNI) signed a shareholders’ agreement on December 19, 2012, in Algiers for the creation of a joint venture (owned 51 percent by the Algerian partners and 49% by Renault) to develop the automotive industry in Algeria and support local market growth.