From executive vehicles to LCVs 


Opened in 1964 to mark the launch of the Renault 16, the Sandouville plant has built most of the brand's executive vehicles, including the Renault 15 and 17 (1971-1975), Renault 20 and 30 (1974-1983), Renault 18 (1978-1985), Renault 25 (1983-1992), Renault 21 (1985-1993), Safrane (1992-2000) and Laguna I (1992-2000).

From 2000, the site built Laguna II, Vel Satis and Espace IV, which shared the same chassis. In 2007, Laguna III (hatchback and estate) arrived at the site, followed one year later by Laguna Coupé. In 2011, almost 65,000 vehicles came off the production lines.

The site's activity is set to develop from 2014 with the new generation of Trafic, currently built in Spain and the UK. A total €230 million have been invested to convert the plant for this purpose. In the long term, the site plans to build 100,000 units/year.


Sandouville was the first Renault group site to receive ISO 14001 certification in 1998. Since then, it has significantly reduced its energy and water consumption as well as producing far less waste.

Visiting the Sandouville plant

The city of Le Havre organizes visits to the Sandouville plant throughout the year. For more information, see the website or send an email to