Adaptions of Renault trucks for customers are now easier thanks to an expansion of the company’s conversion services.
Each Renault truck has a varied specification, depending on what the operator is using the vehicle for.
As a result, they need to be adapted to meet those customer needs.
Specifically, for the heavy-duty Renault Truck ranges – T, C and K – the work has taken place at the OEM’s Bourg-en-Bresse site.
This site has a dedicated adaption centre, that runs alongside the main production capabilities.
However, a similar facility has now been introduced at Renault’s medium-duty factory at Blainville-sur-Orne in France.
Renault’s D and D Wide trucks are typically used for urban distribution, waste collection or worksite supply.
Therefore, they serve a wide range of applications and customer uses, requiring specific needs.
As a result, they often need to be adapted at the end of the production line.
Adaptations of Renault trucks will take place at Blainville-sur-Orne in a 2,500m2 area.
Highly skilled operatives, technicians and engineers will work at nine workstations simultaneously on the vehicles.
For example, technicians will fit equipment and accessories, such as safety and driver comfort solutions.
In addition, they will also be responsible for making ‘extensive modifications’ to the chassis structure.
Maxime Vinclet, from the Blainville-sur-Orne Adaptation Centre, explained why the new facility was established.
“This workshop is a perfect response to the needs of our customers who have specific requirements.”
For example, she said on-board axle weighing and the installation of autonomous air conditioning to enhance driver comfort were popular additions.
“This centre means that we can now carry out all these operations within the factory,” she added.
The Blainville-sur-Orne Adaptation Centre can accommodate Renault Trucks D and D Wide Euro 3, Euro 5 and Euro 6.