Renault Le Mans build car-to-ground connecting components for the Renault Group and for the Alliance.
|Production (in units)||2016||2017|
|Rear suspensions||1 680 142||1 739 637|
|Front suspensions||1 236 806||942 015|
|Foundry (in tonnes)||124 793||111 733|
- 1920: Creation of the Le Mans plant.
- 1993: Creation of the Le Mans Foundry (FLM).
- 1997: Le Mans plant becomes a general partnership subsidiary of ACI and takes the name of Renault Le Mans.
- 1998: “Drive line joint” partnership agreement with Japan’s NTN.
- 1999: Creation of two general partnerships (SNC): – Société Nouvelle de Transmission (80% Renault, 20% NTN). SNT’s activities are gradually transferred to NTN Transmission Europe (production site at Allones, Sarthe). – Auto Chassis International, grouping together under the same authority all the engineering, manufacturing and marketing resources relating to chassis parts produced for Renault and other carmakers.
- 2000: Tractor business placed under the responsibility of Renault Agriculture, with the creation of a Renault Agriculture unit at Le Mans.
- 2004: Founding of the Chassis Manufacturing department, to oversee production at all the “chassis” sites.
- 2005: The structure of ACI changes, concerning the attachment of some departments. For example, the purchasing department of ACI is now attached to the joint Renault Nissan RNPO purchasing organization.
- 2007: Flexibility Agreement.
- 2008-2009: New molding site in the foundry.
- 2013: Start-up of production of the fixed traverse section (a new part) for the CMF1 platform.
- 2014: Launch of the new company project: Renault Le Mans, the benchmark chassis for the Alliance in 2017.
- 2015: Over €10 million invested in modernising the machine-tooling lines.
- 2016: Production of the 50 millionth rotor at the Foundry. Production start-up of the New Micra chassis.
- 2017: New Nissan Micra chassis production start-up.