Renault today inaugurated the Renault Algérie Production plant in Algeria, thus becoming the first the first carmaker to set up industrial operations in the country. The factory, that employs 350 people, has an annual production capacity of 25,000 units, which in the long-term, can be increased to 75,000.
The first vehicle to roll off the production lines will be the Renault Symbol (a rebadged Dacia Sandero), which will also be the first vehicle in the country to feature a GPS navigation system.
All the information related to this story is available in Renault’s press release below.
INAUGURATION OF ORAN PLANT MARKS START OF AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTION IN ALGERIA
- Abdelmalek Sellal, Prime Minister of Algeria, and Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of Renault today inaugurated the Oued Tlelat car manufacturing plant in Oran alongside Algerian and French ministers.
- With an initial production capacity of 25,000 vehicles a year, the plant will contribute to the development of the automotive industry in Algeria.
- The New Renault Symbol, set to roll off the production lines in a few days, will be the first vehicle in the country to feature a GPS navigation system.
With Algeria’s Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal, Minister of Industry and Mining Abdesselam Bouchouareb, France’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Laurent Fabius and Minister of the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs Emmanuel Macron all in attendance, Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of the Renault group, today inaugurated the ‘Renault Algérie Production’ car manufacturing plant.
Located in Oued Tlelat in the Oran region, the plant will produce the New Renault Symbol, a car acclaimed in Algeria for its value for money and level of quality, high standard of equipment, reliability and spacious cabin.
The plant has one production line with an annual capacity of 25,000 vehicles. A second phase, with an increase to 75,000 vehicles per year, is under consideration and will include closer integration of suppliers, as well as body and paint shops.
Renault Algérie Production (RAP) has hired close to 350 members of staff in recent months. These new employees have been trained at the automotive training center (CFPA) in Oran by Renault experts. Some of them have also undertaken training at Renault-Nissan Alliance plants, including in Romania.
The new Renault Symbol produced in Algeria will feature a high standard of equipment including a GPS navigation system.
Renault is the number one car manufacturer in Algeria and had a market share of more than 25% at the end of September 2014.