Renault Trucks extends bespoke application services to second factory


As always, the specification of each Renault truck can be adapted to the needs of a wide range of customer requirements. For the heavy-duty trucks, the Range T, C and K, produced at the company’s Bourg-en-Bresse site there has been a dedicated adaptation centre for some time. A similar facility has now been introduced at the medium-duty factory, at Blainville-sur-Orne in Calvados, France.

For urban distribution, waste collection or worksite supply, Renault Trucks’ medium-duty Range D and D Wide trucks serve a wide range of applications and customer uses. To meet these specific needs, the trucks often need to be adapted at the end of the production line.

These new facilities cover an area of 2,500 m2 and allow highly skilled operatives, technicians and engineers to work at nine workstations simultaneously.

In this workshop, Renault Trucks’ expert team now produces customised trucks fitting equipment and accessories, installing safety and driver comfort solutions, and undertaking extensive modifications to the chassis structure.

“This workshop is a perfect response to the needs of our customers who have specific requirements such as on-board axle weighing to calculate the truck’s load in real time, or the installation of autonomous air conditioning to enhance driver comfort,” said Maxime Vinclet, Technical Sales Manager at the Blainville-sur-Orne Adaptation Centre.

“This centre means that we can now carry out all these operations within the factory, with optimised costs and lead times for our customers,” he added.