Renault Group

Flins Plant - Refactory

Since its opening in 1952, the factory has produced 20 different models, a symbol of Renault's capacity for innovation (Dauphine, Renault 4, Renault 5, etc.). After designing models that marked history, the plant takes another turn to become a site entirely dedicated to the circular economy. Renault Group has announced the transformation of the site to create the Refactory, Europe's first circular economy plant dedicated to mobility, with a target of negative CO2 by 2030.
  • FOUNDED IN: 1952

  • LEGAL FORM AND CAPITAL OWNERSHIP: “S.N.C.” (general partnership) with capital of €14,818,044 fully owned by Renault SAS (France)

  • ACTIVITYBodywork-assembly / Circular economy

  • WORKFORCE: 2,018 at December 31, 2021

  • AREA: 232ha, o/w 65 ha of covered buildings



  • ZOE: 71,454 units
  • MICRA (NISSAN): 35,783 units


The Renault plant in Flins is part of the Groupe's sustainable development policy and is committed to ensure, through continuous progress, that its activities are carried out in an environmental-friendly manner. The environment is a key issue for the plant, in line with the Zero Emission strategy. Each one has to be fully involved in the prevention and the management of environmental risks.

Environmental policy (French only)


The Flins plant is at the heart of the Groupe Renault's electric strategy with the ZOE and the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance with the Nissan Micra. In a fast-changing market, with increasing regulatory requirements, the plant has to be exemplary in the manufacturing compliance of these two vehicles.

Quality policy (French only)


The site's transformation project is in line with the Group's strategy and will enable it to take advantage of a rapidly growing source of value while reaffirming its industrial base in France. Deployed between 2021 and 2024, the Refactory will rely on a large network of partners and will host the renovation activities of Choisy-le-Roi. Renault Group plans to provide support and training for employees at Flins and Choisy-Le-Roi in order to develop their skills and aims to employ more than 3,000 people at the site by 2030.

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The Refactory in Flins, Île-de-France region, will host at the end of next year a new body repair activity for heavily damaged vehicles. Aimed at fleets and insurance companies, this new pole called Bodywork Factory will repair 3,000 vehicles in 2023 to reach up to 25,000 vehicles in 2025.



Renault Group and start-up Phoenix Mobility become partners to co-develop a retrofit kit to convert commercial vehicles from thermal to electric. A first association between a generalist car manufacturer and a promising start-up to launch a new commercial offer.

Our history
Back to the key dates
  • 1952: creation of the Flins plant.
  • 1956: manufacturing of the Dauphine model begins.
  • 1961: manufacturing of the Renault 4 model begins.
  • 1972: manufacturing of the Renault 5 model begins.
  • 1978: manufacturing of the Renault 18 model begins.
  • 1984: manufacturing of the Supercinq model begins.
  • 1990: manufacturing of Clio begins.
  • 1993: manufacturing of Twingo begins.
  • 1994: manufacturing of Twingo (collection 2) begins, featuring the first application of the Easy system (manual gearbox with no clutch pedal).
  • 1997: Flins plant becomes a General Partnership (SNC).
  • 1998: manufacturing of Clio II and Twingo phase 2 begins.
  • 2001: manufacturing of Clio II phase 2 begins.
  • 2005: production agreement for Clio III.
  • 2006: 2 millionth Twingo.
  • 2007: last Twingo manufactured on June 28.
  • 2009/2010: resumption of Clio Campus manufacturing, stopped in May 2010.
  • 2012: launch of New Clio and ZOE production.
  • 2014: production start-up of Clio Initiale Paris.
  • 2015: the plant began planning its future production, starting with the new Micra at the end of 2016. The Micra project was launched on 17 September.
  • 2016: start of the Nissan Micra production in series.
  • 2017: 18 millions of vehicles produced since the plant was founded.
  • 2018: doubling of the ZOE capacity.
  • 2019: start of production of New ZOE
  • 2020 : Announcement of the Re-FACTORY Flins
  • 2021: Inauguration of Factory VO
  • 2022: Inauguration of the fuel cell production line for Hyvia

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