Renault Opens Assembly Plant in Algeria
Renault's Algerian production plant will produce the Renault Symbol. Photo: Renault
The Renault group has dedicated the ‘Renault Algérie Production’ car manufacturing plant. Located in Oued Tlelat in the Oran region of Algeria, the plant will produce the New Renault Symbol.
The plant has one production line with an annual capacity of 25,000 vehicles. A second phase with an increase in capacity to 75,000 vehicles per year is under consideration and will include closer integration of suppliers, as well as body and paint shops, according to the automaker.
Renault Algérie Production (RAP) has hired close to 350 staff in recent months. These new employees have been trained at the automotive training center (CFPA) in Oran and by Renault experts. Some of them have also undertaken training at Renault-Nissan Alliance plants, including in Romania.
The new Renault Symbol produced in Algeria will feature a higher standard of equipment, plus a GPS navigation system, according to the automaker. Renault is the number one car manufacturer in Algeria and had a market share of more than 25 percent at end-September 2014.