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Renault produces 2,500,000th LCV at Batilly plant


Renault’s 2,500,000th LCV to be manufactured at its Batilly plant, near Metz in Eastern France, rolled off the line this week. The Renault Master L3H2 was handed over to representatives of the Polish company TP Teltech at a special ceremony organised at the factory.

TP Teltech SARL, a subsidiary of Groupe Orange Pologne S.A., specialises in the delivery of telecommunication and IT solutions and more than half of its fleet of 850 vehicles is made up of Renault models.

Renault Master

Renault has been Europe’s number one LCV brand since 1998* and is the sector’s second-best seller in Poland.

The Master range features a catalogue of tailor-engineered vehicles with four different overall lengths, three heights, a load volume of up to 22m3 and payloads of up to 2,151kg. The Master is available in a comprehensive selection of types, extending from vans and crew cab vans, to chassis cabs, platform cabs, tippers and high-volume vans, plus front- or rear-wheel drive abilities. Rear-wheel drive L4H2 and L4H3 versions with single rear wheels perfect for use by delivery companies and high-mileage drivers are now also available.

Special conversions

A comprehensive range of factory converted products are available to order directly from the Renault Pro+ dealer network providing a ‘one stop shop’ for customers. There are also a number of Renault-approved conversion companies in the UK enabling a true tailor-made experience.

Renault Pro+: a network of specialists

Renault Pro+ addresses the needs of Renault’s business customers thanks to a broad variety of tailor-engineered solutions that cover the requirements of all types of businesses, tradespeople and traders.

Reliability

In 2017, for the second year running, Renault Master came out on top in DEKRA’s annual used vehicle report, emerging as the most reliable LCV in the ‘0 to 31,000 miles’ and ‘31,000 to 62,000 miles’ categories.

Batilly

Renault Master is made in Renault’s Batilly plant, the world’s biggest manufacturing facility for this type of van. The French site specialises in the production of big vans for Renault and a number of its manufacturing partners – Renault Trucks, Nissan and General Motors. It is one of Renault’s three LCV factories in France and today makes the Renault Master for Renault and Renault Trucks (64 per cent of production), NV400 for Nissan, and Movano for Opel/Vauxhall.

Approximately 73 per cent of its output is exported to other European countries and, in addition to France, Master’s biggest markets are Germany, the United Kingdom and Poland, respectively.

Production at Batilly has increased by 43 per cent over the past 36 months thanks to three record-breaking years, the last of which being 2016 when 132,825 vehicles were made.

In total, 350 versions of Renault Master are available, with a choice between front- and rear-wheel drive and GVWs up to 4.5 tonnes. At the end of 2017, Groupe Renault will launch the all-electric Master Z.E.