With an ambition of 400,000 vehicles per year, Renault ElectriCity will be the largest and most competitive electric vehicle production center in Europe

Boulogne-Billancourt – As part of the Renaulution strategic plan, Renault Group and the representative trade unions (CFDT, CFE-CGC, CFTC, CGT, FO and SUD) have signed an agreement for the future of the Renault sites in the Hauts-de-France region. This agreement gives birth to Renault ElectriCity: the legal entity wholly owned by Renault SAS and grouping together the industrial sites of Douai, Maubeuge and Ruitz, totaling nearly 5,000 employees.

By creating this single entity, Renault Group aims to make these plants the most competitive and efficient production unit for electric vehicles in Europe, with 400,000 vehicles produced per year by 2025. With this agreement, Renault Group has set itself three major objectives: 

  • To enable the deployment of a robust and coherent industrial project for all three plants; 
  • To achieve operational excellence by relying on a managerial model, a social model and the modernization of production sites; 
  • Develop the attractiveness of the Northern Industrial Cluster to build an infrastructure for key electric vehicle components. 

The creation of 700 jobs by 2025 and a commitment to the economic and social fabric 

To support this ambitious industrial project, Renault Group plans to create 700 permanent jobs between 2022 and the end of 2024, with 350 new hires at the Maubeuge site and 350 new hires spread over the Douai and Ruitz sites. These recruitments will take place within the framework of shared approaches with local employment missions, Pôle Emploi and all the stakeholders in the region.  

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The Hauts-de-France region has the necessary assets to become the European reference in terms of know-how and production throughout the electric car value chain. In conjunction with its R&D functions, Renault Group will form partnerships with universities to set up training schemes adapted to the changing automotive market and will contribute to research work. 

Renault Group will also participate in innovation initiatives in partnership with start-ups and specialized entities to support future developments in the automotive world by participating in ‘Incubator’ type initiatives. 

Finally, as the proximity of the Group’s partners is an essential condition for success, Renault Group will work to demonstrate the advantages of locating both the battery factory project and other partners producing electric vehicle components near its factories. 

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