Renault is celebrating its 120th birthday this year, and the Cléon plant is turning 60. Since 1958, the site has built a solid reputation which, today, has made it a central actor in the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance that is focused on the future.
The plant of the future entails the global digital transformation of a manufacturing site. It facilitates production by connecting people and processes. Digitalization fosters the dissemination of the right information to the right place at the right time, the aim being to increase customer satisfaction. As reflected in the work of Gabriel Tanasie, Head of a Connected Basic Work Unit at the Pitesti plant in Romania for a year and a half and connected just recently.
The Douai plant is heading for the top end of the market. The objective: to make New Espace a vehicle of flawless build, able to meet the needs of Renault’s top-end customers.
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).
Although the activities related to the World Environment Day ("WED") are held throughout the year, they are celebrated today, June 5. The opportunity for us to talk about CO2, CDM, CERs and the UN.
On March 20, following eight weeks of considerable renovation, Renault has inaugurated the extension of its Curitiba plant. This major production site for the South American market see its annual production capacity increase from 280.000 to 380.000 vehicles per year. Bear in mind that Brazil in now the 2nd market for Renault with 241.594 car sold in 2012 for a market share of 6.6%.
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.