Renault to resume production gradually

French vehicle producer Renault Trucks is gradually resuming production, Kallanish learns from the company.

Factories in France have been restarted gradually from 22 April starting with the Lyon-Venissieux Engine Plant. Other Renault Trucks production sites, such as Bourg-en-Bresse and Blainville-sur-Orne assembly plants will gradually resume activity in the coming weeks.

However, the restart of industrial activity is planned for all plants at a very low output level. “Ramp up will be slow and be spread over several weeks, in line with customer demands, the ability of suppliers to deliver the required provisions, and in synchronisation with the other Volvo Group plants,” the company says in a note.

The company is examining requests from its customers, dealers and bodywork partners and analysing market trends to adjust production rates for the coming months, it adds.

Meanwhile starting last week Renault has also gradually resumed production at some of its passenger vehicle and engine plants in France, Spain, Portugal and Russia, Kallanish hears. Production however is said to be slow and should be ramped up after France has eased its lockdown as from 11 May.