The temple of the LCV ?
A site with a capacity of 240,000 vehicles/year, MCA has been dedicated to building Kangoo II (passenger car and LCV) since 2007. A total €232 million has been invested in the manufacture of this vehicle.
The production base is designed to accommodate the broad diversity of the range (Kangoo and Kangoo Express being available in compact and maxi versions).
In September 2011, the plant started production of Kangoo Z.E., an all-electric LCV that went on to receive the "Van of the Year 2012" award.
As part of the strategic partnership between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler, Maubeuge will build the new Mercedes Citan LCV (based on the Kangoo platform).
From Chausson to MCA
The Maubeuge plant was founded by Société des Usines Chausson (SUC) in 1969. Originally, it had only two production units, for pressing and body assembly. The Renault 15 was the first car to be built on site. In 1978, Renault acquired the stake of SUC to found MCA. The site went on to build the Renault 18 (1979-1985), Renault Fuego (1979-1985), Renault 21 Nevada (1986-1990), Renault Medallion (for the US market, 1986-1988), Renault 19 Cabriolet (1988-1992) and Renault Express (1989-2000).
In the 1990s, Renault decided to build the Kangoo leisure-activity vehicle/LCV solely at Maubeuge. In 2002, the plant marked its one millionth Kangoo. In 2006, it celebrated four million cars produced since its founding.
The Maubeuge plant has held ISO 14001 certification since 1999 and is committed to reducing its eco-footprint.