Business expansion
Bassin Parisien; Haute-Normandie; Seine-Maritime
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles

300 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
3 April 2014
Employment effect (start)
20 May 2014
Foreseen end date
21 November 2015


Car manufacturer Renault is to recruit 300 temporary workers on a 6 to 18 months employment contract for the production of its new commercial vehicle Trafic. The group has invested € 230 million in its plant in Sandouville to move its production from high-end vehicles (that will stop by mid-2015) to commercial ones.

Renault has relocated the production of Trafic from the Opel plant in Lutton (UK) and Nissan in Barcelona (Spain) to Sandouville, with the aim to save this plant that produced only 25,000 cars in 2013 (but 105,000 six years ago).

As reported in addition to the announced job creation plan, the company will call back 400 employees that were employed to other plants within the Renault group.

Renault announced in January 2013 plans to cut about 7,500 jobs within the group in France


  • 20 May 2014: Le Parisien
  • 3 April 2014: Les Echos


Eurofound (2014), Renault, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 77040, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77040.