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 CO2 neutral target 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: 1,941 at December 31, 2023

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



  • ZOE: 16,679 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 Renault Group's electric strategy with the ZOE. In a fast-changing market, with increasing regulatory requirements, the plant has to be exemplary in the manufacturing compliance.

Quality policy (French only)


Refactory: the Flins site enters the circle of the circular economy

It's no secret that to support the energy transition and growing ecological awareness, both mobility and our business model need to evolve. So that tomorrow we can see cleaner, more sustainable vehicles on our roads, capable of living several lives and going further, travelling up to 1 million kilometres.

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The Refactory in Flins launches its Open Innovation Hub

The Refactory in Flins, France, is Europe’s first plant focusing on the circular economy in mobility – and now also home to the Open Innovation Hub, a space for entrepreneurs and start-ups. Renault Group created the Hub to help start-ups develop, encourage innovation, and work alongside more agile stakeholders on services and markets that complement the Group’s main initiatives.

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open innovation
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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 2021: Inauguration of Factory VO
  • 2022: Inauguration of the fuel cell production line for Hyvia

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