With the inauguration of its new dealership in Kaliningrad in March, Renault Trucks entered a new phase in the international development of its network. Located in the West of Russia, Lorry Service is the 29th Sales and Service outlet in the Russian network. This geographically and economically strategic location allows the French truck manufacturer to cover the area running West to East from Kaliningrad to Krasnoïarsk.
The Kaliningrad region is strategic: from a geographical point of view it is located in an enclave which is as big as the greater Paris area of Ile-de-France, and separate from the rest of Russia. It has 1m inhabitants and sits at a strategic crossroads, closed in by the Baltic Sea between Lithuania and Poland. Berlin is only 600 km away by road. This province is therefore key to the European road freight industry. Because of its status as a special economic zone (exempt of customs duty), Kaliningrad attracts many investors. Just 3 km from Kaliningrad, at the intersection between the Baltic ring road and the Kaliningrad-Berlin highway, the Lorry Service concession is in an ideal location.
Just inaugurated, the new Renault Trucks dealership, Lorry Service, has a total surface area of 2,820m2 of which1,370m2 of workshop and 1,300m2 of parts warehouse on two levels. All types of repairs on trucks can be carried out in the workshop.
The workshop has 10 pits of which 5 are bridged pits. The “diagnostic” pit is equipped with a braking bench and a universal suspension test bench. The “mechanics” activity includes engine and gearbox repairs, diagnostics of electrical equipment and pneumatic systems, all types of welding, the replacement of consumables and repair of tacographs… Lorry Service is also equipped with a 100-ton press.
The establishment’s different pieces of equipment and tooling allow for the repair and maintenance of all sorts of hydraulic equipment for specific transport needs (construction, agricultural, elevators), headlight adjustments, track alignment, break drum adjustments and tyre repairs.