GROUPE RENAULT SHUTDOWNS PRODUCTION ACTIVITIES AT ITS INDUSTRIAL SITES IN LATIN AMERICA
Boulogne Billancourt, March 24, 2020 – Groupe Renault announces the shutdown of production activities at industrial sites in Latin America until further notice, depending on the evolution of the health situation.
In order to protect its employees in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic and in compliance with the measures taken by the various governments, Groupe Renault suspended production activities in the plants of Santa Isabel in Cordoba in Argentina, Curitiba in Brazil (4 sites), Envigado in Colombia and is ready to do the same in Cormecanica in Los Andes, Chile starting March 26.
These suspensions of industrial activities therefore concern nearly 9,000 employees spread over seven sites in four countries.
The group plans to restart production activity as soon as conditions permit and will implement appropriate measures to respond effectively to commercial demand.
Groupe Renault has manufactured cars since 1898. Today it is an international multi-brand group, selling close to 3.8 million vehicles in 134 countries in 2019, with 40 manufacturing sites, 12,800 points of sales and after-sales and employing more than 180,000 people.
To address the major technological challenges of the future, while continuing to pursue its profitable growth strategy, Groupe Renault is focusing on international expansion. To this end, it is drawing on the synergies of its five brands (Renault, Dacia, Renault Samsung Motors, Alpine and LADA), electric vehicles, and its unique alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors. With a 100% Renault owned team committed to the Formula 1 World Championship since 2016, the brand is involved in motorsports, a real vector for innovation and awareness.