Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Bourg-en-Bresse, Blainville-sur-Orne, Lyon, Limoge
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29 - Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers

273 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
15 March 2017
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2017
Foreseen end date
24 December 2017


Renault Trucks, a subsidiary of the Swedish group Volvo, has announced 273 job creations in its four sites in France in 2017. About 117 employees will be recruited in Lyon (Rhône) for the assembly of engines, of bridges and axles as well as stamping and logistics activities, 100 in Blainville-sur-Orne (Calvados),  a site specialised in the production of medium-sized vehicles and truck cabs, 50 are planned in Bourg-en-Bresse (Ain), where heavy trucks are assembled and 6 in Limoges (Haute-Vienne), a site specialising in parts repackaging. The management highlights that the company has increased its sales of about 6% in 2016 and is expecting a sustainable demand that allows recruitment on permanent employment contract. 

The company expects to recruit most of the new employees before the summer and 20% of the recruitment on production line will target women. The ERM reported previously on a large restructuring measure at Renault in France, announced in early 2013 and in November and March 2014 that led to 508 job cuts. The last recorded restructuring was announced in 2015 to cut about 591 positions.


  • 15 March 2017: Le Progrès
  • 15 March 2017: Le Parisien


Eurofound (2017), Renault Trucks, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 90580, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/90580.