Renault Group

Los Andes Plant (Cormecanica)

los andes
The powertrain plant of Cormecanica in Los Andes, located at the foot of the Andes Mountain Range in Chile, produces gearboxes mainly for countries in the Americas region (Brazil, Argentina and Colombia).
  • FOUNDED IN:1969

  • LEGAL FORM AND CAPITAL OWNERSHIP: Limited company owned by Renault SAS (99,9%) and Renault Industrial and Commercial (0,1%)

  • ACTIVITY: Powertrains

  • WORKFORCE: 322 employees at December 31, 2020

  • AREA: 9 ha o/w 1.1 ha of covered buildings

  • CERTIFICATIONS: ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and SMR label


Main products

Gearboxes : JX16, JX20, SX10
Production 2020:
  • Gearboxes : 178,875 units


The environment is a major commitment for Cormecanica. That is why we have a task which is to recycle most of our waste. Our ecological inspiration is to implement the 3 R's principles : RECYCLE, REUSE AND REDUCE

Environmental policy (In local language only)


"One of our top priorities is Quality, but at Renault CMC, Quality starts with people" Rubén Matus, Quality Department Manager

Quality policy (In local language only)



This year, Renault Cormecanica was considered essential by the Chilean government authorities, in terms of manufacturing and continuing its operations even if there is a lock down. This was an important step, as we were able to continue production without restrictions, but with all the precautions of our sanitary protocol.

Our history
Back to the key dates
  • 1968: creation of Industria Automotriz Renault Chile, a Renault subsidiary. Assembly of the Renault 4L model at the Arica plant.
  • 1969: creation of the Cormecanica plant in Los Andes.
  • 1971: activities transferred from Arica to Los Andes plant, which assembles first the Renault 4L model and then the Renault 12 model.
  • 1979: manufacturing of the Renault 18 model by Automotores Franco Chilena begins.
  • 1980: the Cormecanica plant becomes a Renault operation.
  • 1991: local vehicle production discontinued.
  • 2004: start of operations of the “Importer countries” division in Chile.
  • 2008: beginning of machining of JH gearbox housing in Cormecanica.
  • 2010: production of JH3 gearbox for Fluence and JB3 for Symbol in Argentina.
  • 2012: the Groupe Renault's 50 millionth J gearbox is manufactured in Cormecanica. 
  • 2016: 5 millions gearboxes manufactured. Production of first gearbox SG1.
  • 2019: 6 millions gearboxes manufactured ; 50th aniversary of the plant.
  • 2021: Nominated as an essential company by the Chilean government

Contact us

Cormecanica plant,
Rue San Rafael N° 1769,
Casilla Correo: 11-A,
2100837 Los Andes,

+ 56 34 2 499111