usine de Douai

In over 50 years, the Renault factory at Douai (Hauts de France) has built more than 10 million vehicles. From 2021, the factory will produce electric vehicles. The site builds the Renault Espace, Talisman and Scénic and is preparing the transformation that will allow it to build Groupe Renault’s electric vehicles of the future.

Identity


  • FOUNDED IN: 1970
  • LEGAL FORM AND CAPITAL OWNERSHIP: “S.N.C” (general partnership) with capital of €30,126,400
  • ACTIVITY: Bodywork-assembly
  • WORKFORCE: 3 180 on December 31, 2018
  • PRODUCTION LINES: 1 line 
  • MODELS BUILT: Espace 5, Talisman, Talisman Estate, Scénic 4, Scénic 4 Long
  • AREA: 250 ha, o/w 61 ha of covered buildings
  • CERTIFICATIONS: ISO 14001, ISO 9001, EAQF (supplier quality)
  • ADDRESS: Usine Georges Besse, 59509 Douai Cedex, France
  • TELEPHONE: + 33 1 76 83 97 75

Main products


  • Espace 5, Talisman, Talisman Estate, Scénic 4, Scénic 4 Long
Production 2018
  • Scénic IV: 89 968 units
  • Nouvel Espace: 10 771 units
  • Talisman: 18 900 units

BACKGROUND

  • 1970: creation of the Douai plant.
  • 1974/1984: manufacturing of the Renault 5.
  • 1976/1981: manufacturing of the Renault 14 model
  • 1980: manufacturing of the Fuego model.
  • 1981/1988: manufacturing of the Renault 9 model.
  • 1983/1988: manufacturing of the Renault 11 model.
  • 1986/1987: manufacturing of the Renault 21 model.
  • 1988/1995: manufacturing of the Renault 19 model.
  • 1993: the Renault plant of Douai becomes the Georges-Besse plant.
  • 1995/2001: manufacturing of Mégane.
  • 1996/2002: manufacturing of Scénic.
  • 1997: The Georges-Besse plant becomes a SNC (general partnership).
  • 1999: plant certified ISO 14001.
  • 2000/ 2001: manufacturing of Scénic RX4.
  • 2003/ 2009: manufacturing of Scénic II and Mégane II coupé cabriolet.
  • 2004: manufacturing of Grand Scénic begins. Yearly record: 469,510 vehicles manufactured.
  • 2009/2016: production of Scénic III and Grand Scénic III.
  • 2010/2015: production of Mégane III Coupé-Cabriolet.
  • 2015/2016: launch of Espace V, Talisman, Talisman Estate, Scénic and Grand Scénic IV.
  • 2017: 10 millions vehicles produced.
  • 2018: announcement of the 2021 launch of the electric platform.