What does Douai do?

Douai is currently the only Group plant to build Scénic and Grand Scénic along with Mégane Coupé-Cabriolet. More than 1,000 vehicles leave the workshops every day.

From 2014, Renault will produce its future European executive models (the replacements for Espace and Laguna) at Douai, based on a platform developed by the Renault-Nissan Alliance. The successor to Scénic III will be launched in the same year. A total €420 million have been invested to get the plant ready for these vehicles (new processes, new workshop organization in particular).

More than 40 years of vehicle production

The George Besse plant in Douai was founded in 1970 to increase Renault's production capacity in the post-war boom period.

Over more than 40 years, the Douai plant has built 9.4 million vehicles, o/w four million Scénic units, since its launch in 1996. Emblematic models include the Renault 5 (1974-1984), Renault 4 (1974-1981), Fuego (1980) and Renault 19 (1988-1995). Since 1995, Douai has built most Mégane family models, including Scénic I, making it the world's first plant to build a compact MPV.


The Douai site has been ISO 14001-certified since 1999 and sets a benchmark in environmental performance for the Group and the Renault-Nissan Alliance.