With a rooster incorporated into the front windscreen, the All-new Megane E-TECH Electric proudly displays its French origins, made at the Douai factory (northern France) in the ElectriCity hub. The assembly line at Renault’s historical factory had to be completely overhauled in order to accommodate the production of all-electric cars. An industrial challenge that Nicolas and Vincent, assembly project leaders, helped to successfully overcome. Learn more about the people and machines behind the story. With the new Alliance Standard Line, the future of Douai’s manufacturing will be electric!
Seven weeks of construction, 38,000m2 emptied space, 100 heavy machinery units (robots and assistance equipment), and 400 redeployed workstations. These numbers give some insight into the extent of the challenge of installing the new ‘Alliance Standard Line’ assembly line at the Douai factory. A necessary transformation for the historic Renault factory – which once made the Renault 5, Renault 14, Renault 19, Renault 21, Megane and Scenic – to now accommodate production of the All-new Megane E-TECH Electric. Nicolas and Vincent, Assembly Project Managers, reflect on their grand adventure.