- On Tuesday June 17, the head of Renault Tech, Eric Lemonnier, and the head of MCA, Jose Martin Vega, presented the keys of a Kangoo ̶ the 500,000th conversion by Renault TECH ̶ to Mrs Hélène Billon, representing Orange.
- This vehicle was built at the Maubeuge plant, and modified to meet customer requirements by the on-site Renault Tech workshop.
- Renault Tech is the only conversion entity to be fully integrated with a vehicle manufacturer. Based in Heudebouville, France, it has twelve satellite workshops inside Group plants.
Tuesday June 17 at the MCA plant in Maubeuge, northern France, Eric Lemonnier and José Martin Vega, the heads of Renault Tech and MCA respectively, presented Mrs Hélène Billon, Director, Facilities & Mobility Management at Orange, with the keys to a Kangoo, the 500,000th conversion by Renault Tech. Built on-site, the vehicle was adapted to customer requirements in the Renault Tech workshop inside the brand production site.
Renault Tech designs, builds and sells converted vehicles for both consumers and business customers. Based in Heudebouville, France, this Business Unit specializes in vehicle conversions. It is present in twelve Renault group bodywork/assembly plants, including Maubeuge. As a result of this onsite presence, Renault is able to build made-to-measure vehicles for its customers without wasting time and in accordance with Group quality standards.
Renault Tech carried out a total of 121,101 conversions in 2013, of which 23 540 involving Kangoo vehicles, i.e. 20% of Kangoo output. Conversions for business fleets account for 18% of this business unit’s activity.
Renault TECH in brief
Renault Tech designs, builds and sells converted vehicles and provides related services to meet the needs of both consumers and business customers, in accordance with the Group’s quality standards. Renault Tech is a wholly owned Renault Business Unit, and part of Renault Sport Technologies.
Renault TECH offering
- LCVs: extended cabs, tippers, wood trim, pneumatic suspension.
- Passenger cars: alarms, LPG engines, driving school cars in accordance with local legislation, for Clio, Twizy, Mégane and Scénic (PC/LCV/PC reversibility)
- Fleets: special production runs based on customer specifications with conversions specific to each fleet (design, production, installation) for 50 vehicles or more, carried out in the satellite workshops
- Transport for people with reduced mobility (in wheelchairs): Master, Trafic, Kangoo
- Driving aids (e.g. automatic gearboxes + steering-wheel mounted accelerators)
- Access aids (swivel seats to exit the vehicle more easily).
Maubeuge (MCA) plant in brief
Maubeuge builds a wide range of vehicles, with seven models ranging from small LCVs to passenger cars, and from ICEs to electric vehicles (Kangoo Generation 2011, Kangoo Maxi, Kangoo Express Compact, Kangoo Express, Kangoo Express Maxi, Kangoo Z.E. and Kangoo Maxi Z.E). In 2012, the plant also started building the Mercedes Citan. In June 2013, it launched the new Kangoo range
Key figures for MCA
- 3 years of know-how and expertise since its founding in 1971
- More than 2,000 employees
- 137,175 vehicles built in 2013
- 82.6 hectares, of which 23 hectares built up