To scale back pure useful resource utilization and its vehicles’ environmental impression, Renault Vans (a part of the Volvo Group) is taking steps to transition its industrial operations to a circular-economy strategy. Renault Vans’ new Used Components Manufacturing unit is the logical subsequent step after the used vehicles repurposing and remanufacturing operations carried out respectively in its Used Vans Manufacturing unit in Bourg-en-Bresse and its plant in Limoges. At this new industrial facility positioned in Vénissieux, the model’s vehicles might be dismantled, and their elements reused.
Over the previous 5 years, Renault Vans has invested within the round financial system, making use of a three-pronged strategy that consists in regenerating, repurposing and recycling used vehicles.
Renault Vans is conducting quite a few initiatives to increase the lifetime of the autos it sells. For instance, used vehicles are remanufactured in accordance with strict industrial processes on the Used Vans Manufacturing unit, autos are up to date with the most recent applied sciences within the reconditioning middle in Lyon, and there are additionally used special-series fashions on the market.
Pushing on with its plan, the producer has introduced the creation of its Used Components Manufacturing unit, an industrial web site devoted completely to recycling vehicles and reusing the elements and uncooked supplies recovered from them. The initiative was backed by a preliminary feasibility examine carried out in 2020 by Renault Vans in tandem with the specialist Indra Car Recycling and ADEME, the French Surroundings and Vitality Administration Company.
The devoted plant is within the coronary heart of its manufacturing facility in Lyon–Vénissieux. This 3,000 m2 plant, constructed as shut as attainable to the logistics middle, will deal with used Renault Vans autos with excessive mileages, together with some elements that also have substantial potential for reuse. Renault Vans autos and their elements are designed to final for greater than 1.5 million kilometers.
Finish-of-life Renault Vans will enter the Used Components Manufacturing unit to be dismantled. Operators will take away the elements beforehand recognized as appropriate for reuse (engine, gearbox, cabin, gas tank, bumpers, deflectors, and so forth.).
As soon as the elements meant for reuse have been eliminated, the opposite elements might be recycled. The rails, for instance, might be lower up then despatched to the close by foundry. The steel extracted from the elements might be used to fabricate a brand new car.
The elements meant for re-use will then be checked, cleaned and labelled for itemizing and traceability functions. These used spare elements will then be despatched to the close by Renault Vans spare elements retailer, identical to new spare elements.
Like new spare elements, the used spare elements marketed beneath the label “Used Components by Renault Vans” might be made obtainable to sellers on the producer’s on-line spare elements market. These used spare elements might be coated by a producer’s guarantee and their value might be considerably decrease in comparison with new spare elements.
Concerning used elements for its outdated car ranges, Renault Vans is constant to work with Indra Car Recycling and can provide its dealership community a spread of elements obtained by dismantling operations carried out by the recycling specialist.
With this new provide, Renault Vans is constant its development in direction of carbon neutrality. It is usually addressing the scarcity of elements and uncooked supplies that’s impacting the business as an entire.
Renault Vans provides a spread of autos (from 3.1 to 60 T) and providers tailored to the segments of distribution, development and lengthy distance.