ALGERIA: Renault inks deal for new manufacturing plant

By Dave Leggett | 20 December 2012

As forecast earlier this week, Renault has signed an agreement with Algerian state interests to form a joint venture to make cars in Algeria.

The agreement provides for the construction of a manufacturing plant in Oued Tlelat, southwest of Oran, to build Renault Group passenger cars and LCVs, mainly for the Algerian market. 

The new JV will be owned 51% by Algerian state interests and 49% by Renault.

The plant’s annual production volume will start at 25,000 vehicles/year (7 vehicles/hour) and will ultimately be increased to 75,000 vehicles/year (15 vehicles/hour), based on market response. The first model to be manufactured there will be New Symbol.

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