What does Batilly do?
Along with Maubeuge, Batilly is one of two sites dedicated to LCVs in France. With a production capacity of 614 vehicles/day and a workforce of around 2,300, Batilly is building on Renault values and expertise to ensure that it maintains its competitive edge in the LCV market over the coming years. The plant has more than 250 suppliers, of whom more than half are based in France.
Since 2010, the site has focused on Master III and its many variants: from 2.8 to 4.5 metric tons, front-wheel and rear-wheel drive, 40 body types (van, bus, etc.), effective volume of between 8 and 22 m3 and four lengths. The camper van model is particularly popular.
A flagship in LCV production for almost 30 years
From its beginnings as a project developed by SAVIEM in 1972, the Batilly plant was built between 1977 and 1979. Production began one year later with Master I, quickly followed by Trafic. In 1997, Renault launched Master II, Van of the Year in 1998. When production stopped in October 2010, before moving on to the third generation, the van had been built in more than one million units.