Maubeuge Construction Automobile (Nord, France) is entirely dedicated to Kangoo and its van derivatives. After building several generations of Kangoo, the plant is turning to electric vehicles with the production of Kangoo Z.E. The plant is specialised in the production of LCVs in Europe.

Identity


  • FOUNDED IN: 1969
  • LEGAL FORM AND CAPITAL OWNERSHIP: Société en Nom Collectif (general partnership) with capital of €9,351,568 
  • ACTIVITY: Building passenger car, LCV (including EV version)
  • WORKFORCE: 1 639 employees at 31 December 2018
  • PRODUCTION LINES: 1 line
  • MODELS BUILT: Kangoo 2, Kangoo 2 ZE, Citan, Nissan NV250
  • AREA: 83,46 ha, o/w 23,8 ha of covered buildings
  • CERTIFICATIONS: EAQF, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, Label RHP
  • ADDRESS: Maubeuge Construction Automobile (MCA), BP 20050, 59 600 Maubeuge Cedex, France
  • TELEPHONE: + 33 1 76 89 54 55

Main products


  • Kangoo 2, Kangoo 2 ZE, Citan, Nissan NV250
Production 2018
  • Kangoo II/Citan: 148 941 units
  • Kangoo II ZE: 9 565 units

BACKGROUND

  • 1969: creation of the Maubeuge plant by the Société des Usines Chausson (SUC), with two manufacturing units (stamping and body-in-white).
  • 1971: creation of the Chausson Carrosserie company, 52%-held by the SUC, 24%-held by Renault and 24% by Peugeot. Construction of three new production units: painting, assembly and finishing.
  • 1972: the first car rolls off the line (Renault 15 model).
  • 1976: integration of stamping and body-in-white units at Chausson Carrosserie.
  • 1977: Renault buys out the stakes of Peugeot and the SUC in Chausson Carrosserie, and now holds a 99.9% stake.
  • 1981: chausson Carrosserie becomes MCA (Maubeuge Construction Automobile).
  • 1989: manufacture of the Express.
  • 1993: launch of an industrial redeployment plan for the industrial production of Kangoo 1 at MCA.
  • 1997: integration of MCA into the Light Commercial Vehicles division (DVU). Manufacturing of Kangoo and Kangoo Express begins.
  • 2003: manufacturing of the Nissan Kubistar (Alliance production) begins. Four-star at the Euro NCAP tests for Kangoo.
  • 2007: production approval for New Kangoo.
  • 2011: production of Kangoo ZE.
  • 2012: production of Daimler Citan.
  • 2013: 5 millions vehicles produced.
  • 2015: 20 000 Kangoo Z.E. produced since 2011.
  • 2017: new Kangoo Z.E. 50% longer battery.
  • 2018: awarded production of the new generation Kangoo.
  • 2019: commercial release of the Nissan NV250.