SAO PAULO - Three of Renault's suppliers in Brazil will work inside the carmaker's $1 billion plant that will build the Scenic, Megane Classic and Clio.
The companies inside the Curitiba plant will supply parts and assemblies just-in-time, starting with the Scenic, which will begin production this fall.
They are: Faurecia, seat systems, steering column and exhaust; Sommer Alibert/Siemens, cockpit assembly; and Vallourec, suspension module.
Seat specifications, such as color and material, will only be given to Faurecia 30 minutes before the seats are due on the assembly line.
Renault has named 46 suppliers. They have invested a combined $230 million to set up in the region.
The carmaker aims to raise the Scenic's local content to 75 percent eventually.
Nearly two-thirds of the Scenic's local parts will be sourced from 20 companies around Curitiba in Parana state.