Renault rolls out first Saudi-built trucks

The first Saudi-built Renault truck rolls out of AVI. (Photo: Renault)

The vehicle manufacturer Renault Trucks has started work in Saudi Arabia assembling its line of vehicles at their newly built state-of-the-art facility based in King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC).

The first Saudi-built Renault Trucks have been built by a team of Renault-trained technicians and engineers at Arabian Vehicles & Trucks Industry Co. Ltd. (AVI).

“We are delighted to see the first of many Saudi-built Renault Trucks roll off our assembly line,” Ranault Trucks Middle East President Lars-Erik Forbergh said. “Although the facility layout derives from our group’s lean manufacturing production system, this milestone could not have been achieved without the efforts of our highly-trained Saudi workforce.”

The AVI facility was designed by a project team from Volvo Group Truck Operations (GTO), which owns Renault trucks. This facility is globally one of the first to produce both Volvo and Renault vehicles on the same assembly line.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49