Renault Group

Envigado Plant (SOFASA)

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Renault Sofasa was set up in 1969 in Envigado (Colombia). Since the Renault 4 became an icon of Colombian motoring when it was first produced in 1970, 15 models have been manufactured at the Envigado plant which currently produces 4 of the best-selling cars in the country: the Renault Sandero, the Logan, the Sandero Stepway and the Duster.
  • FOUNDED IN: 1969

  • LEGAL FORM AND CAPITAL OWNERSHIP: Limited company fully owned by Renault

  • ACTIVITY: Bodywork-assembly

  • WORKFORCE: 810 at December 31, 2020

  • AREA: 19.8 ha o/w 7.5 ha of covered buildings

  • CERTIFICATIONS: ISO 14001, ISO 9002, NTC OHSAS 18001, EAQF A94

 

Main products

Logan 2, Sandero 2 (dont Stepway), Duster 1
Production 2020:
  • Logan 2: 7,381 units
  • Sandero 2: 15,297 units
  • Duster 1: 15,544 units
  • Nouveau Duster: 49 units

Environment

RENAULT in Colombia is certified under ISO 14001. The RENAULT-Sofasa plant implements the Renault Group's environmental strategy throughout its value chain, in order to ensure progress, compliance with regulations and commitments, guaranteeing the continuous improvement of environmental efficiency and the new purpose of Renault Group.

Environmental policy (In local language only)

Quality

At Renault-Sofasa we comply with national, international and regulatory standards, in addition to the agreements established in the countries where our products are marketed, taking into account the expectations of interested parties, promoting the contribution of manufacturing and logistics to the customer satisfaction plan of the Renault Group.

Quality policy (In local language only)

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News

The New Renault Duster arrived in Colombia in April 2021, the month in which it reached second place in sales with 1,095 units sold, exceeding the target set and achieving a market share of 6.8%. The success of the New Renault Duster has contributed to keep Renault the leading brand in the Colombian market. The Company has three of its portfolio products in the Top of the best sellers this year, among which is the New Renault Duser.

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Our history
Back to the key dates
  • 1969: creation of Sofasa held by Renault and IFI (State organization).
  • 1970: official opening of the Envigado Renault plant in Medellin.
  • 1989: acquisition of the IFI’s stake by Renault, raising its own stake in Sofasa to 98%. Sofasa becomes Sofasa Renault.
  • 1990: sale of 25% stake in Sofasa Renault to Toyota (17.5%) and Mitsui (7.5%) as part of an agreement for the production and distribution of Toyota LCVs.
  • 1994: sale of 51.3% stake in Sofasa Renault to Bavaria, a company of the Santo Domingo group. Sofasa Renault becomes Sofasa SA.
  • 1999: manufacturing of Mégane.
  • 2001: manufacturing of Clio begins, followed by Clio II.
  • 2003: Renault, Toyota and Mitsui acquire the shares held by Bavaria. New shareholding structure of Sofasa SA (Renault 60%, Toyota 28% and Mitsui 12%). 
  • 2005: launch of Logan production.
  • 2008: launch of Sandero production. Renault acquires the shares of Toyota Motor Corporation and Mitsui in SOFASA and becomes the sole shareholder of the Company.
  • 2012: launch of Duster production.
  • 2013: 1 million assembled vehicles.
  • 2016: three of the vehicles assembled in our plant are in the top five of the best-selling Colombian vehicles: Sandero, Logan and Duster.
  • 2018: the Company closed 2018 leading the VP + VU automotive market in Colombia, with a 20.2% share. The Renault Logan was the most sold car in the entire Colombian market.
  • 2019: Renault Sofasa celebrated its 50th birthday. Acceleration of the digital transformation of manufacturing processes. Launch of production of New Logan and New Sandero (included Stepway).
  • 2020: celebration of 50th birthday of the plant.
  • 2021: launch of New Renault Duster.

Contact us

Envigado plant
Carrera 49 No. 39 sur 100
Envigado (Antioquia)
Colombia

+ 574 335 96 43