Tuesday 9 June 2015

Renault launches Bluecar production

This month, Groupe Renault’s Dieppe plant in northern France begins assembly of the Bluecar all-electric city car’.
Renault is using bodies and parts brought in by Bolloré.

Groupe Bolloré is phasing in the assembly of the Bluecar by Renault made previously only in Italy.

At Dieppe, the agreement is warmly welcomed for its positive impact on employment and as a sign of recognition of the plant's capabilities and know-how.

The Dieppe plant, which dates back to May 1969, specializes in small production runs. It currently makes Clio Renaultsport 200 EDC as well as single-seat competition cars.

A dedicated assembly shop has been set aside within the plant to handle the work on Bluecar, and will eventually employ 30 people. This provides Bolloré with access to a modern production system tailored to its needs.

"Bluecar is a great additional business opportunity for the Dieppe plant, and we appreciate Bolloré's trust in Renault Groupe's capability to meet their exacting quality and response-time demands", said Laurent Delannay, Renault Groupe, Dieppe director.

The Dieppe plant has 280 employees and has produced some 400,000 vehicles since it opening.

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