Renault's technical center in Guyancourt is already too small, only 18 months after opening. The present futuristic building houses Renault's vehicle product planning, design, engineering, and purchasing divisions, plus 7,500 direct and supplier employees. Renault now intends to build a second, smaller building.
'It will serve to locate some other technical departments, such as information systems, and will be able to house 2,100 people,' said Michel Auroy, Renault's secretary general.
The building will cost about FF700 million (A107 million) and will be opened in 2002.
Renault is also currently completing the redevelopment of its Rueil site for an estimated FF200 million. The engine and mechanical components division is located at Rueil.