From Dacia 1100 to Logan?
Founded in 1966, the Dacia plant in Pitesti assembled variants of Renault models during its first 30 years in operation, the most popular being Dacia 1100 (Renault 8) and Dacia 1300 (Renault 12).
In 1999, Renault acquired a 51% stake in Dacia, which thus became part of the Renault group. In 2000, the site began building the Dacia SuperNova, the Group's first Franco-Romanian vehicle. In 2004, the plant started building Logan, an emblematic model sold in many versions on a platform that would also be used for Sandero and Duster. In 2010, the site celebrated the one millionth Logan produced.
What does Pitesti do ?
he Pitesti plant produces vehicles and spare parts for Dacia. It conducts the pressing, body assembly, paintwork and final assembly of vehicles prior to their distribution across the network. Today, the plant produces almost 255,000 vehicles a year, o/w Sandero, Sandero Stepway, Logan, Logan MCV, Duster and Renault Symbol.
At the same time, the plant manufactures components for Entry range vehicles built in eight other plants around the world, in Russia, South Africa, Iran, Brazil, Colombia, Morocco and India.
The Pitesti site also houses a powertrain plant of significant importance for the Group. The plant produces two types of gearbox two engines and chassis models. It also has an aluminum foundry.
The site also has a logistics center, set up in 2005, which ships CKD parts and powertrain components to other vehicle production sites using the M0 platform.
A responsible production site
The Pitesti plant has been ISO 14001 certified since 2005 and is strongly committed to protecting the environment. Initiatives put in place include soil remediation, treatment of wastewater and waste and the building of an ultrafiltration center to recover waste oil emulsions from engine machining.