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Industrial site comprising the “Ayrton Senna” passenger car body/assembly plant, an LCV body/assembly plant and the “Mecanica Mercosul” engine plant.

Main products

  • PC : Logan 2, Duster
  • LCV (Alliance Renault–Nissan) : Renault Master phase 3, Nissan Primastar
  • Engines : K4, K7, D4

background

  • 1997: Creation of Renault do Brasil Automoveis (RDBA) 60%-held by COFAL.
  • 1998: Official opening of the ‘Ayrton Senna’ plant.
  • 1999: Official opening of the ‘Mecanica Mercosul’ Engine plant.
  • 2001: The 100,000th car rolls off the line. Official opening of the Engine plant’s manufacturing lines and the stamping. Official opening of the spare parts warehouse under the Renault Nissan Alliance. Official opening of the LCVs plant, first plant built under the Renault Nissan Alliance.
  • 2003: ISO 14001 certification awarded.
  • 2004: Production of the K4M (1.6L 16V) dual fuel (petrol and ethanol) engine.
  • 2005: Announcement of Mégane II sedan production start-up in second half 2005. Launch of a full range of Flex Fuel engines (1.0 and 1.6 multivalve bi-fuel units). Manufacturing approval for the L84 (New Mégane).
  • 2007: Launch of Grand Scénic in March, Mégane CC and Logan in June.
  • 2008: Launch of Mégane CC and Grand Scénic in February, Kangoo Ph2 in May and Sandero Stepway in September.
  • 2009: Launch of the Symbol 1.6 16V Hi-Flex in March, Symbol 1.6 8V Hi-Torque (bicombustible) in April and Master phase 3 in July, Duster will be manufactured in 2010.
  • 2010: The 800,000th vehicle manufactured.
  • 2011: May- 3thd shift, Launch of the Duster, VP: 1 million vehicules manufactured; VU; 150 thousand vehicules  manufactured; VP: 1O years old.
  • 2012: Inauuration of the new Press Shop building; SOP of the Nex Master
  • 2013: VP Production Capacity Increase from 220k/y to 320k/y( SOP March); Launch of the New Master (March) and the New Logan ( November); 15th Anniversary of VP plant; Inauguration of the new CPL ( Logistic Preparation Center)
  • 2014: Launch of the New Sandero (June) and the New Sandero Stepway (October); Announcement of the new investiments for PC plant ( development and production of 2 new models); CMO: 3 million engines ; VP 2 million vehicules manufactured; 15th anniversary of Engines plant.
  • 2015 : Manufacturing Approval of Duster Oroch (U79)