Joint project agreements signed to set up a new experimental assembly line at Bourg-en-Bresse
Rhône-Alpes Regional President Jean-Jack Queyranne, together with General Council President Rachel Mazuir and Marc Demulsant, Regional Subprefect, representing the State, were Renault Trucks' guests at the Bourg-en-Bresse (01) site on Friday 18 December. Each of these representatives signed the agreements relating to the H&DL (Hybrid, alternative energy and Development Line) joint project, together with Olivier Vidal, Renault Trucks VP Manufacturing. This project concerns the setting up of a new Research & Development dedicated assembly-line which will enable pre-production models of new HGV ranges to be produced so that the increasingly stringent regulatory, technical and environmental safeguards that are being applied to truck manufacturing can be met. The project was granted official recognition by the VIAMECA competitive cluster last spring and will continue until December 2013.
A world first for commercial vehicles, a huge amount is at stake in terms of research and development with this plan to set up an experimental platform that will take on board the various current and upcoming constraints imposed on HGV manufacture.
To make a success of its joint H&DL (Hybrid alternative energy et Development Line) project which will be able to manufacture all types of vehicles, including those running on alternative energies, Renault Trucks has joined forces with various partners from the Viameca competitive cluster (ANCI, A+Tourtellier Systèmes, IFMA, and ARTS).
Launched in January 2008, the project has received financial support from the Government, the Département as well as the Rhône-Alpes region, and will continue until the end of 2013.