Renault Group

Palencia Plant

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Built in 1978, the Palencia plant is the Renault Group's most recent facility in Spain. It manufactures Megane E-TECH, the Renault brand's flagship vehicle, as well as the brand New Austral SUV. Palencia exports between 85% and 90% of its products to more than fifty countries, supporting Renault in its international growth strategy.
  • FOUNDED IN: 1978

  • LEGAL FORM AND CAPITAL OWNERSHIP: Société Anonyme (limited company) fully owned by Renault Espana SA

  • ACTIVITY: bodywork-assembly

  • WORKFORCE: 2,167 at December 31, 2022

  • AREA: 166 ha, o/w 36,5 ha of covered buildings



Main products

Models: Megane 4, Megane 4 E-TECH, Megane 4 Estate, Megane 4 Estate E-TECH, Austral.
  • Megane 4: 46,981 units
  • Megane 4 Estate: 28,328 units
  • Kadjar: 19,310 units
  • Other: 61 units


According to the Renault Group's environmental policy, the Palencia plant is committed to constantly reduce the carbon footprint of its activities to ensure a sustainable development. The entire workforce contributes to achieving the highest level of environmental performance.

Environmental policy (In local language only)


The ambition of the Palencia plant is to be an industrial reference for Renault in Spain, and this is reflected by the satisfaction of our customers in terms of Quality. The stakes of the Renaulution plan as well as the upcoming projects are an opportunity for our plant to aim the Renault Group and Alliance Quality excellence.

Quality policy (In local language only)


The Palencia plant started production of the new Austral full-hybrid SUV, the first vehicle in the 2021-2024 industrial plan and the first Renault vehicle designed on the third-generation CMF-CD platform co-developed within the Alliance.

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Our history
Back to the key dates
  • 1951: creation of the Fabrication Automobiles SA company (FASA).
  • 1978: creation of the Palencia plant for the manufacturing of Renault 12 and Renault 18 models.
  • 1979: manufacturing of the Renault 14 model begins.
  • 1981: manufacturing of the Renault 9 and the Renault 11 models begins.
  • 1986: manufacturing of the Renault 21 model begins.
  • 1988: manufacturing of the Renault 19 model begins.
  • 1993: manufacturing of Laguna begins.
  • 1994: manufacturing of Mégane begins.
  • 2003: manufacturing of Mégane II hatch sport hatch, and sport tourer begins.
  • 2007: production of the first car running on ethanol (Mégane E85).
  • 2008: launch of Mégane III production. 
  • 2010: launch of production Mégane III GT.
  • 2014: six millionth vehicle produced at Palencia on 30 April.
  • 2015: start of production of Kadjar and Mégane IV. 
  • 2016: annuel record production with 300,000 produced vehicles.
  • 2017: launch of production of Mégane IV RS.
  • 2018: 7 millions vehicles produced by Renault Palencia. Celebration of the factory's 40th anniversary.
  • 2019: start of production of Kadjar Phase II.
  • 2020: start of production of Megane E-TECH PLUG-IN.
  • 2021: The Renaulution Espana strategic plan creates a Renault Group Hybridization Division in Spain and provides for the allocation of three new C and D segment models to the Palencia plant.
  • 2022: Start of production of New Renault Austral.
  • 2023: production of New Renault Espace begins.

Contact us

Renault Palencia
Carretera Nacional 611, km 3.5
34190 Villamuriel de Cerrato

+ 34 979 78 90 00