What does Bursa do?
The Oyak Renault plant has a production capacity of 360,000 vehicles a year. Today, production focuses primarily on vehicles for the local market (one-third of output) and for export (two-thirds). This is the case of the Symbol and Fluence sedans as well as the Clio IV city car. The site also contributes to Renault's electric vehicle strategy since it builds Fluence Z.E.
The plant also has a powertrain center, producing the K7J, K4M, K4J and K9K engines, and JB1, JB3, JH3 and JR5 gearboxes. It also builds front and rear axles.
A brief history
The Oyak Renault plant opened in 1971, two years after the founding of the company of the same name. In the site's first year, 388 employees assembled 1,514 vehicles. More than 40 years later, in April 2012, the site celebrated its four millionth vehicle, a Mégane Génération.
Over the years, the site has assembled a number of models: Renault 12, Renault 9 & 11, Renault 21, Renault 19, Mégane Sedan and the variants of Clio III. Oyak Renault has inaugurated many local 'firsts' over the years, such as the first estate (Renault 12), the first air conditioned vehicle (Renault 12 GTS) and the first diesel engine (Renault 9 GTD).