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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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SEAT starts assembling Arona and Leon in Algeria

17 Jul 2018 | Dave Leggett

VW Group-owned Seat has begun the final assembly of the Arona and the Leon models at a plant in Algeria.

Seat to lead VW Group's North Africa expansion

25 Jun 2018 | Simon Warburton

Seat has been designated by Volkswagen to lead the Group’s growth in North Africa and will start to coordinate strategy and on-site brands in the region, identify synergies and foster partnerships with other companies.

VW Group's Seat expanding operations in Algeria

23 Jan 2018 | Graeme Roberts

VW Group's Spanish brand Seat has announced plans to expand in Algeria following the group's opening of a multi brand vehicle assembly plant in Relizane last July and the recent launch of the redesigned Ibiza there.

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.

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