Renault’s industrial strategy: a Pillar of competitiveness and growth

  • To continue to grow, Renault needs competitive plants that are adapted to the markets in which they operate.
  • As part of its new strategic plan, Renault is adjusting its industrial base along two lines.
    - In western Europe, the Group is adapting capacity, continuing to improve performance and concentrating on high added-value products, primarily European mid-and upper range vehicles, LCVs, electric vehicles and motors, and batteries.
    - In the rest of the world, plant capacity is being expanded and performance improved so that Renault can make a strong contribution to growth in emerging markets. Manufacturing locally is essential in order to be competitive, responsive and to sell vehicles at the right price.
  • Regarding its French sites, Renault is announcing the:
    - production of the electric motor at the Cléon plant as from 2013,
    - allocation of a van to the Sandouville plant in 2013 with potential output of 100,000 units/year once all versions have been launched,
    - production of its future European top-of-the-range vehicle at the Douai plant from 2014.
  • The Alliance with Nissan and the strategic cooperation with Daimler are generating additional production volumes and contributing directly to the activity of industrial sites in Europe.

Carlos Ghosn, President and CEO of Renault, said: “The performance and competitive edge of our plants will be crucial to the success of our forthcoming strategic plan.  The mobilization of the men and women producing our vehicles and powertrains is essential. Our strategic plan enables us to adjust industrial production capacity to global demand, without closing sites or implementing redundancy plans or staff departure plans.”

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