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Renault sells part of its Douai site


In order to “improve its competitiveness” for its future ElectriCity electrical hub, the automotive giant will sell 148 hectares of its factory.

Renault will sell more than half of the surface area of ​​its Douai plant, the largest in France, to the urban community of Douaisis.

The Renault group and the public land establishment Nord-Pas-de-Calais (EPF) announced on Monday that they had reached an agreement on the sale of 148 hectares of the plant - out of a total area of ​​270 hectares - for a total amount of more than 40 million euros.

"This land transaction will allow Renault ElectriCity

(the name of the subsidiary dedicated to the production of electric vehicles, editor's note)

to improve the compactness of its Douai site and to optimize the structural and operating costs of the new entity. »

, Indicates the joint press release of Renault and the community.

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Last week, Luciano Biondo, director of Renault's future industrial hub in northern France, recalled that the Douai plant was only used at 8% of its capacity and that it was imperative to reduce its size. to improve its competitiveness.

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Source: lefigaro

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