July 10, 2017

Groupe Renault celebrates 1,000,000th vehicle produced at the Tangier plant

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Tangier, Morocco, July 10, 2017 – Groupe Renault is proud to be able to celebrate the production of the millionth vehicle at the Renault-Nissan plant in Tangier: a five-seat, Azurite Blue Dacia Lodgy powered by a diesel engine and sold to a customer in Turkey. In all, 474,840 Sanderos, 320,078 Dokkers and 193,181 Lodgys have been manufactured in Tangier since the plant’s inauguration in 2012. In addition to covering the Moroccan market, the models built at the factory are exported to more than 73 destinations.

The inauguration of the Tangier plant’s first production line in February 2012, in the presence of His Majesty the King Mohammed VI and Carlos Ghosn, CEO, Groupe Renault, and the launch of a second line in 2013, marked a turning point in Morocco’s automotive sector. Indeed, it was the birth of the biggest car manufacturing plant south of the Mediterranean.

Today, the plant operates in three eight-hour shifts per day, six days a week, with an annual production capacity of 340,000 vehicles. The Renault-Nissan Tangier plant, a main driver of the Moroccan economy, supports Dacia brand growth by exporting the majority of its production. Half of all Dacias are produced in Morocco at either the Tangier plant or at the SOMACA facility in Casablanca.

Groupe Renault implanted in Morocco since 1928 is the undisputed leader in the national market with its two brands, Dacia and Renault. 4 vehicles out of 10 sold in Morocco are sold by the Groupe Renault. The Renault plant in Casablanca (SOMACA) produces Renault models since 1966, and since 2005 for the Dacia models.

 

As Groupe Renault’s first plant designed to generate zero CO 2 emissions and zero industrial effluent discharges, Tangier continues to set an example in the automobile industry today.

A ‘CO 2 emissions-free’ design based on two pillars:

  • More than 90 percent of needs fulfilled by renewable energies, notably through an innovative biomass heating plant (100,000 tonnes of CO 2 emissions saved per year).
  • Energy efficiency for optimised consumption performance (energy savings of 45 percent* in the paint shop).

The elimination of industrial effluent discharges through:

  • 100 percent recycling of industrial wastewater. A true, closed-loop treatment plant that saves around 900 cubic metres of water per day.
  • Controlled consumption of industrial water, through optimized processes. A saving of 70 percent compared to a conventional plant with equivalent capacity.


*Compared to the average across Groupe Renault plants

 

For videos and photographs of the Tangier plant, as well as details of the plant in numbers, click below

 

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ABOUT GROUPE RENAULT

Renault has been making cars since 1898. Today it is an international, multi-brand group combining the Renault, Dacia, Renault Samsung Motors, Alpine and LADA brands. In 2016, it sold close to 3.2 million vehicles through 12,700 outlets in 127 countries. The Group employs more than 120,000 people and operates 36 manufacturing facilities worldwide. To address the major technological challenges of the future and pursue profitable growth, Renault relies on international development, focusing on complementary coverage across its five brands, electric vehicles and its unique alliance with Nissan. With its new Formula 1 team and front-line profile in Formula E, Renault is active in motor sport as a powerful force behind innovation, image and brand recognition.

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