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COMMENT: Chinese OEMs make their move on North Africa

28 Mar 2014 | Glenn Brooks

China's Shanghai GM Wuling, and BYD, have caused a surprise with world premieres at Algeria's national motor show. Renault and PSA should be taking note of a battle to come for control of this strategic regional market.


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PSA teams with Algerian partners for 2019 production

13 Nov 2017 | Simon Warburton

PSA Group has created a joint venture with three Algerian partners, meaning a production unit will be fully working in 2019 and local operations gradually starting next year.


Volkswagen Group and Sovac open multi-brand plant in Algeria

27 Jul 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen and partner Sovac officially opened their multi-brand joint venture assembly plant (view location in just-auto's search engine QUBE in Relizane, 280km south west of Algiers).


IRAN: IKCO to start Algerian exports, local assembly

22 Oct 2015 | Graeme Roberts

Iran Khodro (IKCO) will begin to export vehicles to Algeria following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU). IKCO deputy CEO for export, Saeed Tafazzoli said the MoU included exports of 15,000 vehicles and setting up local production.


ALGERIA: Renault opens SKD assembly plant

10 Nov 2014 | Tony Lewis

Renault has strengthened its presence in North Africa with the opening of an SKD assembly plant in Algeria.


ALGERIA: Renault plant to open in November 2014

25 Sep 2013 | Glenn Brooks

Construction of a previously announced joint venture car plant at Oued-Tlelat has commenced, Renault states. The new factory, south-west of Oran, is scheduled to build the Renault Symbol from November 2014.


ALGERIA: Michelin to end tyre production this year

10 Jun 2013 | Simon Warburton

News that Michelin is to cut a possible 700 jobs in France at its Joué-lès-Tours plant, will also see the supplier stop truck tyre production at its Algerian site.


ALGERIA: French President says Renault deal will see more domestic jobs

21 Dec 2012 | Simon Warburton

French President, Francois Hollande, insists this week's Renault agreement to build vehicles in Algeria will not be at the expense of domestic employment.


ALGERIA: Renault inks deal for new manufacturing plant

20 Dec 2012 | Dave Leggett

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


ALGERIA: State insists Renault assembly deal is "win-win" for French workers

18 Dec 2012 | Simon Warburton

Algeria's Prime Minister says the deal to be signed tomorrow to construct an assembly plant with Renault will see the French automaker and the Algerian State share costs in a 49%/51% split that is a "win-win" situation.


ALGERIA: Renault to ink assembly deal tomorrow as car market booms

18 Dec 2012 | Simon Warburton

Renault is to ink an agreement tomorrow (19 December) to establish an assembly plant in Algeria, although the automaker is remaining tight-lipped as to details of models and staffing.



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