What does Tangiers do ?
The Renault-Nissan Tangiers plant makes Lodgy, Dokker, Dokker Van, Sandero and Sandero Stepway. There are two production lines, spanning press, body assembly, fitting, paint, seating and chassis shops, run on a three-shift schedule. Annual production reached a record 273,176 vehicles in 2016. And since it opened in 2012, the Tangiers plant (Africa’s largest automotive production facility) has made more than 800,000 vehicles. Locally recruited personnel are trained at the Automotive Industry Training Institute (IFMIA), which has trained a total of 6,500 people since it was founded in 2012.
In 2012, the European Union gave the Renault-Nissan Tangiers site a Sustainable Energy Europe Award in recognition of the group’s pioneering environmental policy implemented on this project, in partnership with Veolia Environnement and the Moroccan government.
The site’s biomass boilers produce heat energy with a neutral carbon balance. Electricity is generated by wind and hydraulic power.
There is zero discharge of industrial fluids because the site has its own industrial wastewater treatment plant, developed in partnership with Veolia Environnement, whose closed-loop water cycle saves no less that a cubic metre of water per vehicle produced.