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The plant is specialised in the production of LCVs in Europe.

Production (in units) 20162017
Kangoo II/Citan157 761159 369
Kangoo II ZE4 4934 872

Background

  • 1969: Creation of the Maubeuge plant by the Société des Usines Chausson (SUC), with two manufacturing units (stamping and body-in-white).
  • 1971: Creation of the Chausson Carrosserie company, 52%-held by the SUC, 24%-held by Renault and 24% by Peugeot. Construction of three new production units: painting, assembly and finishing.
  • 1972: The first car rolls off the line (Renault 17 model).
  • 1976: Integration of stamping and body-in-white units at Chausson Carrosserie.
  • 1977: Renault buys out the stakes of Peugeot and the SUC in Chausson Carrosserie, and now holds a 99.9% stake.
  • 1981: Chausson Carrosserie becomes MCA (Maubeuge Construction Automobile).
  • 1993: Launch of an industrial redeployment plan for the industrial production of Kangoo at MCA.
  • 1997: Integration of MCA into the Light Commercial Vehicles division (DVU). Manufacturing of Kangoo and Kangoo Express begins.
  • 2000: Express production discontinued.
  • 2003: Manufacturing of the new Kangoo and Kubistar (Alliance production) begins. Four-star at the Euro NCAP tests for Kangoo.
  • 2005: Production agreement for Kangoo Generation 2006.
  • 2007: Production approval for New Kangoo.
  • End of 2008: Production approval for Kangoo be bop.
  • 2009: Production of  Kangoo be bop.
  • 2010: Production of New Kangoo Express maxi.
  • 2011: Production of Kangoo ZE.
  • 2012 : Production of Daimler Citan.
  • 2013: 5 million vehicles produced.
  • 2014: 3 million Kangoo produced.
  • 2015: 20 000 Kangoo Z.E. produced.
  • 2016: The millionth second-generation (2007) Kangoo left the assembly line on 15 January.
  • 2017: New Kangoo Z.E. 50% longer battery.
  • 2018: In January, the 3,5 millionth Kangoo left the assembly line.