Renault Group

Ruitz Plant (STA)

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The STA (Société de Transmission Automatique) plant is the Renault Group's only automatic gearboxes manufacturing site. Created in 1970, in Ruitz (North of France), STA 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.A (public limited company) 100% owned by Renault

  • ACTIVITY: Powertrains

  • WORKFORCE: 465 employees at December 31, 2020

  • AREA: 49 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
  • Automatic gearboxes Renault: 100 356 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)


In April 2021, the 100,000 unit milestone of this new innovative E-TECH box was reached and exceeded.


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).
  • 2000: manufacturing of the gear production for the new Renault 2.2 l. dCi diesel engine begins.
  • 2002: planet gear manufacture for Renault manual gearboxes.
  • 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

Contact us

STA Ruitz
Zone Industrielle de Ruitz
secteur le Moulin, Route d'Houchin
62620 Ruitz

+ 33 (0)1 76 89 46 00