The expansion of Renault Trucks production footprint continues to grow with the French truck giants about to start building trucks in North Africa.
Coming on the back of news that it intends to build trucks in Iran (details here), Renault Trucks confirmed its new 24,000 square metres Algerian plant will be up and running this year.
The plant will produce 16-tonne trucks for local markets.
Renault Trucks already enjoys a 40% share of the 16-ton market in Algeria and employees around 600 people in the country.
While the plant was initially put on the drawing board after new Algerian regulations were introduced that stipulated that vehicles manufactured for the market had to be assembled locally.