GROUPE RENAULT SHUTS DOWN PRODUCTION ACTIVITIES AT ITS INDUSTRIAL SITES IN FRANCE
Boulogne Billancourt, March 16, 2020 – Groupe Renault announces the cessation of production activities at its industrial sites in France until further notice, depending on the evolution of the health situation.
From the end of the day on Monday, March 16, the Groupe Renault will suspend all production activities on French industrial sites in order to protect its employees in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic and in compliance with the measures taken by the French government.
These suspensions of industrial activities concern 12 sites and 18,000 employees in France.
The continuity of production activities at the Group's plants in other European countries depends on the situation in each country.
The Group plans to restart production activities 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.