Renault Group

ElectriCity - Ruitz Plant

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The Ruitz plant is the Renault Group's only automatic gearboxes manufacturing site. Created in 1970, the plant produces today the new DB gearbox, mounted on all the E-TECH vehicles of the Renault range (Clio, Captur, Mégane Estate and Arkana).
  • FOUNDED IN: 1970

  • LEGAL FORM AND CAPITAL OWNERSHIP: "S.N.C" Renault ElectriCity with capital of €3,377,339€

  • ACTIVITY: Powertrains

  • WORKFORCE: 364 employees at December 31, 2023

  • AREA: 45 ha, o/w 10 ha of built-up area

  • CERTIFICATIONS: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, RMS and HPR labels.


Main products


  • Renault DP and DB35 automatic gearboxes
  • Collections of parts for BVA PSA , satellites
  • Gearbox components: 6,145,387 units


With the manufacturing of the innovating E-TECH gearboxes, mounted on all of Renault's hybrid vehicles, the Ruitz site is fully in line with the development of sustainable mobility for all. Through the implementation of its environmental policy, the plan is also contributing on a daily basis to the reduction of its carbon footprint and the health impacts of its activities.

Environmental policy (French only)


Due to the savoir-faire and the expertise of all its employees, the site ensures the highest level of manufacturing quality for the new hybrid transmission to its customers.

Quality policy (French only)


Renault Group and Minth Group join forces to produce battery casings for electric vehicles assembled in France. The joint venture will locate this high-tech activity at the ElectriCity’s Ruitz plant.

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When Renault’s three manufacturing plants in northern France – Douai, Maubeuge, and Ruitz – come together to create the largest and most competitive EV production facility in Europe, you get Renault ElectriCity! This is an overview of a new leading facility within the Group’s industrial ecosystem.

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Our history
Back to the key dates
  • 1970: creation of the Ruitz plant.
  • 1971: manufacturing of the first 3-speed automatic gearbox for the Renault 16 model begins.
  • 1975-1982: successive start-ups of the 3-speed automatic gearboxes for the Renault 30, the Renault 25 and the Renault 19 models.
  • 1988: manufacturing of a new family of 4-speed automatic gearboxes begins, in partnership with Volkswagen. 
  • 1997: manufacturing of a new family of 4-speed automatic gearboxes begins, in partnership with Peugeot (DP0 type, 210 Nm).
  • 2003: start of deliveries of the Proactive gearbox to Nissan Mexico.
  • 2007: delivery of first DP0 gearboxes for Chinese manufacturer Chery.
  • 2009: delivery of the 1st boxes DP2.
  • 2010: manufacturing of the millionth DP (automatic gearbox).
  • 2012: production of te first parts for the DP8 automatic gearbox.
  • 2013: change to shareholdings: Renault buys the 20% held previously by PSA and STA becomes a 100% subsidiary.
  • 2014: "Cooperative robot" equipped with a clamp installed (a first for Renault). 
  • 2015: service agreement signed with Jatco for Nissan CVT (continuously variable transmission) units.
  • 2016: Open Days to celebrate the plant's 45th anniversary.
  • 2017: as a part of the Alliance synergies, signature of a new agreement with Jatco for a gearbox analysis service.
  • 2018: In March, inauguration of new installations (a Mechanical Prototype Realisation Centre and endurance test benches).
  • 2020: start of the DB35 E-TECH gearbox used on Renault hybrid vehicles (Clio, Captur, Mégane Estate).
  • 2021: The Ruitz plant is integrating the North Pole of Excellence for electric vehicles.
  • 2022: The Renault ElectriCity legal entity to which the Ruitz plant belongs is officially operational as of 01 January 2022.
  • 2023: On 1 November 2023, the creation of Ampère, a European "pure player" dedicated to electric vehicles and software, took effect. The Manufacture of Ruitz is one of the four industrial sites of this new entity.

Contact us

Electricity, Manufacture de Ruitz,
Zone Industrielle de Ruitz, secteur le Moulin, Route d’Houchin,
62 620 Ruitz (France)

+ 33 (0)1 76 89 46 46