Renault Trucks is building a brand new R&D centre in St Priest, Lyon, France. The sustainable development will extend over 11,300 sqm and is scheduled to open in the first half of 2021.
This major project will further raise the reputation of the Lyon site, the Volvo Group’s second largest R&D centre.
Part of a 5-year building programme launched by Renault Trucks and the Volvo Group to drive innovations, the new R&D centre will bring the company’s expertise under one roof; departments working together in a purpose-designed space to develop projects for Renault Trucks and other brands in the Group.
In order to create synergies, boost innovation, and ensure the success of the next Renault Trucks and Volvo Group product ranges, the new R&D centre will house more than 1,000 experts.
Construction on the new R&D centre, which will be built to the highest environmental standards, will commence in the summer of 2019.