Renault Group

Sandouville Plant


The Sandouville bodywork and assembly plant, located in the Port of Le Havre (Normandy), has produced most of Renault's top-of-the-range vehicles (17 models) since 1964 and for 50 years. Since 2014, it has specialised in the production of light commercial vehicles. The plant has produced more than 1,000,000 Trafic vehicles for Renault and its partners, in all its diversity of versions, from the cab floor to the Trafic SpaceClass.
  • FOUNDED IN: 1964

  • LEGAL FORM AND CAPITAL OWNERSHIP:  S.N.C, Société en Nom Collectif (general partnership) with capital of €14, 962,871

  • ACTIVITYBodywork-assembly

  • WORKFORCE: 1,849 at December 31, 2023

  • AREA: 152 ha, o/w 60 ha of covered buildings

  • CERTIFICATIONS: ISO 14001, ISO 9001 version 2000


Main products

Models: Trafic 3 (Renault), Primastar (Nissan), Trafic Red Edition (Renault Trucks)

  • Trafic 3: 112,517 units
  • Trafic 3 E-TECH: 231 units
  • Autres: 18 678 units
environnement sandouville


Certified ISO 14001 since 1998, the Sandouville factory leads a voluntary environmental strategy. Our main actions focus on reducing CO2 emissions by favoring green transportations and working on the preservation of natural resources by recycling water, recovering energy and managing waste.

Environmental policy (French only)


Certified ISO 9001 since 1996, the Sandouville factory implements a culture of excellence. The teams are cooperating together for the long-lasting satisfaction of our customers.

Quality policy (French only)

qualite sandouville



The Sandouville plant has made over 1 million Renault Trafic vehicles in less than 10 years
Romke Hekstra, CEO of the eponymous Dutch company, was handed the keys to the millionth Trafic by Heinz-Jürgen Löw, Renault brand SVP Light Commercial Vehicles, and Philippe Sourget, Sandouville plant Director.

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usine sandouville



Including All-new Trafic Van E-Tech electric, Renault now has an all-electric LCV in each segment.

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Trafic Van E-Tech electric
Our history
Back to the key dates
  • 1964: creation of the Sandouville plant.
  • 1965: manufacturing of the Renault 16 model begins.
  • 1970: manufacturing of the Renault 12 model begins ; inauguration of the press workshop.
  • 1972: manufacturing of the Renault 15 and Renault 17 models begins.
  • 1975: manufacturing of the Renault 30 model begins.
  • 1976: manufacturing of the Renault 20 model begins.
  • 1978: manufacturing of the Renault 18 model begins.
  • 1984: manufacturing of the Renault 25 model begins.
  • 1986: manufacturing of the Renault 21 model begins.
  • 1992: manufacturing of Safrane begins.
  • 1994: manufacturing of Laguna begins.
  • 1995: manufacturing of Laguna Nevada begins.
  • 2000: manufacturing of Laguna II begins.
  • 2001: manufacturing of Vel Satis begins.
  • 2002: manufacturing of Espace IV begins.
  • 2007: launch of the Laguna III Sedan & Estate production.
  • 2008: commercial vehicles project announced.
  • 2009: Vel Satis production ceased.
  • 2010-2012: the plant carried out work costing €230 million with a view to manufacturing New Trafic.
  • 2012: solar panels fitted to the new vehicle fleet.
  • 2014: inauguration of the assembly line and launch ot the New Trafic; celebration of the plant's 50th anniversary.
  • 2015: announcement of partnerships with GM and Fiat.
  • 2016: production rate increase. Partnership with Nissan announced.
  • 2017: year production record: 135 370 vehicles, launch of the Trafic SpaceClass.
  • 2018: 400,000th Trafic produced, handed over to the customer in the plant.
  • 2019: 55 years of the plant and production of the 500,000th Traffic handed over to a young artisan from the Le Havre region
  • 2020: 1st site to produce a vehicle for the 3 Alliance brands Renault - Nissan - Mistubishi
    End 2020: launch of Traffic Phase 2
  • 2021: the plant produces the New Renault Trafic in its Combi versions, for collective transportation, and the SpaceClass, for VIP customers' transportation, have been marketed
  • 2023: in May, the plant passed the milestone of 1 million Trafic vehicles manufactured since launch, and in November the plant launched the Trafic Van E-Tech Electric

Contact us

Usine Renault de Sandouville,
ZI Portuaire du Havre,
BP 134, Le Havre cedex,

+ 33 1 76 82 15 15