Renault is turning its Flins plant into a recycling center

Renault confirmed its intention to stop car assembly activities at its plant in Flins, near Paris, and by 2024 this facility will be transformed into a research, recycling and repair center, Reuters reports.

The new plant, dubbed ”Re-Factory”, would regroup mechanical recycling operations, as well as car dismantling and reconditioning of electric batteries.

Renault plans to employ more than 3,000 people in Flins by 2030, including staff at the Choisy-le-Roi plant, which is scheduled to close.

The company intends to cut a total of 15,000 jobs globally, of which 4,600 in France alone.

The last car assembly plant to close in France was in 2013, with production shut down at the PSA plant in Aulnay-sous-Bois.