Van manufacturing expands for Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi in France

  • Trade-leading plant in Maubeuge to turn into the small van middle of excellence for the Alliance with allocation of next-generation Renault Kangoo and New Nissan NV250
  • Renault Sandouville Plant to provide a brand new Mitsubishi Motors van primarily based on Renault Trafic platform
  • New funding in manufacturing in France to increase manufacturing capacities for Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, emphasizing the significance of France to the Alliance

 

Alliance Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn introduced new van manufacturing for manufacturing services in Maubeuge and Sandouville, France. Maubeuge serves as Renault’s small van middle of excellence and Sandouville is the manufacturing middle for the Renault Trafic van.

By the tip of the strategic plan, Alliance 2022, the Alliance goals to double annual synergies to €10 billion. To assist obtain this goal, Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors will speed up collaboration on widespread platforms and customary manufacturing services.

Within the presence of French President Emmanuel Macron, Alliance Chairman & CEO Carlos Ghosn introduced these new investments in France. They toured the plant and met with staff and likewise visited the plant’s superior coaching middle.

“Groupe Renault’s world van experience is driving synergies throughout the Alliance to learn all our clients. The Maubeuge and Sandouville vegetation offered essentially the most engaging resolution because of their competitiveness and skill to leverage Alliance widespread platforms. This yr, Groupe Renault has introduced a complete funding in France of €1.four billion to assist two pillars of progress: pure electrical and light-weight industrial automobiles” stated Carlos Ghosn.

The Maubeuge plant, which ranks among the many most effective vegetation in France, will function the manufacturing hub for the next-generation Renault Kangoo household, which incorporates electrical variations. Groupe Renault is investing €450 million for Kangoo manufacturing over 5 years. In 2019, 200 staff will probably be employed so as to assist the van enlargement.

The Nissan NV250, a brand new small van primarily based on the present Renault Kangoo platform, additionally will probably be produced at Maubeuge, starting in mid-2019.

Moreover, as acknowledged of their current joint press convention in Paris, the Alliance and Daimler are reaffirming their partnership. Renault at present produces the Mercedes Citan van on the Maubeuge plant.

Mitsubishi Motors additionally will profit from Renault’s van experience, with the announcement that it'll supply a automobile on the identical platform because the Renault Trafic, in-built Renault’s Sandouville plant, for markets in Australia and New Zealand.

About Renault Maubeuge Plant

The Maubeuge plant has been a driving power in France’s automotive manufacturing for nearly 50 years and at present employs greater than 2,200 staff. With experience in small gentle industrial automobiles and electrical automobiles, it at present serves because the manufacturing supply for Renault Kangoo, Kangoo ZE, and Mercedes Citan. Over 60% of the manufacturing is exported to 33 international locations. The plant is Renault’s most effective web site in France and serves as a benchmark in modernization by way of the Industrial four.zero initiative. In 2017, greater than 130,000 Kangoo automobiles have been offered all through the world, with Kangoo ZE main electrical van gross sales in Europe. Our workforce in Maubeuge spent over 27,000 hours in coaching in 2017, roughly 20 hours per worker. Maubeuge has developed a powerful apprenticeship program along side native faculties targeted on integrating youth into the workforce.

About Renault Sandouville Plant

The Renault Sandouville plant, a key industrial participant in Seine-Maritime (France), employs almost 2,000 staff. The positioning is devoted to the manufacturing of the Renault Trafic gentle industrial automobile and related variations for Fiat and Nissan. 70% of the Sandouville plant's manufacturing is destined for export. In 2017, greater than 104,000 Trafic automobiles have been offered worldwide.

In regards to the Alliance

Groupe Renault, Nissan Motor Co. and Mitsubishi Motors signify the world’s largest automotive alliance. It's the longest-lasting and most efficient cross-cultural partnership within the auto business. Collectively, the companions offered greater than 10.6 million automobiles in almost 200 international locations in 2017. The member corporations are targeted on collaboration and maximizing synergies to spice up competitiveness. They've strategic collaborations with different automotive teams, together with Germany’s Daimler and China’s Dongfeng. This strategic alliance is the business chief in zero-emission automobiles and is growing the newest superior applied sciences, with plans to supply autonomous drive, connectivity options and companies on a variety of reasonably priced automobiles.

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