Renault Group

Cléon Plant


The factory produces engines (electric and internal combustion) and gearboxes for the Renault range. It also supplies components to Dacia, Renault Samsung Motors and Nissan in the framework of the Alliance, and to Fiat and Daimler.
  • FOUNDED IN: 1958

  • LEGAL FORM AND CAPITAL OWNERSHIP: “S.N.C.” (general partnership) with capital of €28,127,600, 98,91% owned by Renault SAS (France)

  • ACTIVITYGearboxes, engines, foundry

  • WORKFORCE: 3,366 at December 31, 2020

  • AREA: 155 ha, o/w 40 ha of covered buildings

  • CERTIFICATIONS: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, SMR label, RHP label

Thermal engines: FR20, R916, R917, M920, M923
Electric engine: 5AL, 5AQ, 5DH
Gearboxes: PX38
Foundry parts (aluminium) and pinion collections
  • Engines:  396,593 units
  • Electric engines: 240,219 units
  • Gearboxes: 238,664 units
  • Foundry parts (aluminium): 12,731 tons


THE CLÉON PLANT IS CERTIFIED ISO 14001 and 50001. The Cléon plant's environmental policy is in line with the Groupe Renault's environmental policy which aims to combine the economic performance, the social progress and the environmental preservation to the strategy of profitable growth.

Environmental policy (French only)


THE CLÉON PLANT IS CERTIFIED ISO 9001. The ambition of the Cléon plant is to contribute to the recognition of the Groupe Renault, as being one of the leading car manufacturer in terms of quality, and for each range of vehicles and mechanical components. The Manufacturing Quality policy is an integral part of the Groupe Renault's Customer Satisfaction Plan and contributes to the improvement of the Manufacturing and Logistics performance.

Quality policy (French only)


In 2021, new machining and assembly lines are installed for the production of the e-motor, a component of the Hybride E-TECH engine. The capacity installed is 360,000 engines / year.

Our history
Back to the key dates
  • 1958: creation of the Cléon plant which produces gearboxes.
  • 1960: construction of a second building dedicated to engines.
  • 1964: creation of the aluminium foundry. Casting of the first aluminium cylinder blocks for the Renault 16 model.
  • 1970: construction of a new building for the production of gearboxes, and then engines.
  • 1999: Cléon foundry becomes part of Teksid, 66.5%-held by Fiat and 33.5%-held by Renault.
  • 2000: development of flexible production lines.
  • 2001: transfer of the Prototype Mechanical Part Manufacturing Department to Cléon.
  • 2005: production start-up of the M9R (2.0 dCi), the first Alliance engine, and the PK4 gearbox.
  • 2007: an overseas dock was built to ship M9 engines directly to Japan and South Korea.
  • 2008: 50th anniversary of the plant.
  • 2011: integration of the foudry at the plant. Start of production of Energy dCi 130 engine.
  • 2012: opening ceremony of the Global Training Center.
  • 2013: production of the interconnection box for electric engine gen2.
  • 2014: production launch of the twin-turbo engine for the Alliance.
  • 2015: production of the Renault R240 electric motor launched.
  • 2016: 25% increase in production.
  • 2017: inauguration of the 3 new ASL (Alliance Standard Line) machining lines.
  • 2018: 60th anniversary of the plant.
  • 2019: "Referant plant of industry 4.0" label / production of 200.000 GMPE.
  • 2020: in January, AILN France (previously the logistics entity AILN Grand-Couronne) moves to new facilities in Cléon.
  • 2021: Launch of the e-motor fabrication for E-TECH.

Contact us

Usine Renault de Cléon
BP 105,
76 410 Cléon

+ 33 (0)1 76 86 86 64 ou + 33 (0)1 76 86 81 81