French Car Giant To Close Another Factory
French car giant Renault plans to close a car manufacturing plant in Europe. As Bloomberg writes, this will be done despite resistance from the French authorities.
We are talking about a factory in the town of Flins-sur-Seine, 40 kilometers away from Paris. In almost 70 years, 20 different models of the brand’s cars have been assembled here.
The factory now produces a Zoe electric car and Japanese Nissan’s Micra.
By 2024, this company intends to re-organize the site into a processing and cars and batteries modernization area.
With regard to the production of new cars, according to the company’s management, the electric cars and cars produced in Flen-sur-Seine will gradually be transferred to the factory in Dué (O-de-France region, France).
The company’s plans are opposed by local unions: they believe that Renault can combine both the production of cars in Flins-sur-Seine and other activities at the plant.
The unions also note that 75% of the electric cars which Renault intends to sell will be produced in countries other than France in five years’ time.
« Renault cannot destroy production facilities in France and at the same time enjoy state support, » says the French Democratic Confederation of Labour (CFDT).