Within the Alliance, the Société de Transmission Automatique (STA) is the only production unit in Europe making automatic gearboxes. 


  • 1970: Creation of the Ruitz plant.
  • 1971: Manufacturing of the first 3-speed automatic gearbox for the Renault 16 model begins.
  • 1975-1982: Successive start-ups of the 3-speed automatic gearboxes for the Renault 30, the Renault 25 and the Renault 19 models.
  • 1988: Manufacturing of a new family of 4-speed automatic gearboxes begins, in partnership with Volkswagen (longitudinal AR4 type for the Renault 25 model).
  • 1994: ISO 9002 certification awarded.
  • 1997: Manufacturing of a new family of 4-speed automatic gearboxes begins, in partnership with Peugeot (DP0 type, 210 Nm).
  • 1999: ISO 14001 certification awarded.
  • 2000: Manufacturing of the gear production for the new Renault 2.2 l. dCi diesel engine begins.
  • 2001: Manufacturing of a heavy-duty version of the Proactive gearbox (250 Nm) begins.
  • 2002: Planet gear manufacture for Renault manual gearboxes.
  • 2005: Proactive DP0 transmission adapted to new 1.9 dCi engine.
  • 2007: Delivery of first DP0 gearboxes for Chinese manufacturer Chery.
  • 2009: Adaptation of Proactive DPO box on Logan. Delivery of the 1st boxes DP2.
  • 2010: Manufacturing of the millionth DP (automatic gearbox).
  • 2012: First satellite escape-pinion J built on the new AREF press
  • 2013: Installation of PS1 and PS2 robots.
  • 2014: “Cooperative robot” equipped with a clamp installed (a first for Renault).
  • 2015: Service agreement signed with Jatco for Nissan CVT (continuously variable transmission) units.