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Christopher Bruce2012-12-20 14:35:40

Renault Signs Agreement to Build Factory in Algeria

Vehicles will mostly be for Algerian market

 
 
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, the Algerian National Company of Industrial Vehicles and the Algerian Investment Fund have agreed to build a Renault factory near Oran that will be 51% owned by the state and 49% owned by Renault. The factory will build cars for the Algerian market at least at first. 

The factory will have an initial volume of 25,000 vehicles a year but depending on sales could be increased up to 75,000 vehicles a year. It will build both cars and commercial vehicles, and the first vehicle to be produced there will be the Renault SymbolLogan 1.5 dCi FAP ECO2 Confort BusinessDacia Logan 1.5 dCi FAP E...Romania, 2013 > present2 photos
, a rebadged Dacia Logan.

The Algerian government will also fund the building of suppliers that will provide parts to the new factory, but most of the early cars will be made from imported parts. 

“It is a pleasure and an honor to be playing a part in the signing of this agreement which aims to develop Algeria’s automobile industry. Renault is proud to be the first carmaker to establish production facilities in Algeria. It is also proud to be contributing to the automobile industry’s development in the country,” said Jean-Christophe Kugler, Renault chief operating officer for the Euromed-Africa region.

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