Technocentre, in the Yvelines department, covers an area of 150 hectares, half of it landscaped, with 425,000 square metres of buildings.

Opened in 1998, its purpose is to bring together everyone involved in a vehicle project, grouping all the relevant technologies and expertise at a single site.

Since 2010 the site has combined the upstream (R&D, engineering) and downstream (sales, marketing) functions.

On 31 December 2010, some 11,000 people were employed at the Technocentre, working on all the stages in a vehicle project from preliminary studies to the final prototype ready for assembly at a plant. Their goals include making innovation the core of development, continually improving quality, cutting costs and delivery times, and supporting the international expansion of the Renault Group’s models.

The Technocentre’s size and strategic importance are unique. Its original modular architecture is the work of eight leading architects.