Renault Megane Estate:
lifting the roadblock
Context & challenge
With a 30-year track record, the Megane has proved to be one of Renault’s most prolific family cars. Over the last decade, our engineers have worked for the Renault Group, proud to become a trusted partner on their major projects worldwide. For example, we have assisted in the design, development and validation of vehicle IT modules for on-board computers, architecture assembly systems, electric systems andcable routing, as well as chassis parts and components.
When the Group wanted to complete the Megane range by adapting the standard model to an estate (station wagon), they lacked the internal expertise and processes for the design and industrialisation of this new vehicle. We were ready to help.
Solution & outcomes
Our main asset was our ability to provide project management and customer support for over 60 engineers, and supplier management for lean engineering.
Throughout our two-and-a-half-year collaboration, we drew on the skills of our international team, who could bring the necessary skills and experience to their respective Renault counterparts. Our French, Spanish and Romanian teams worked as one to provide the right balance between skills, cost and proximity. In total, this project mobilised 100 people within our group.
Complete control from A to Z
Our teams were commissioned to design the vehicle derivate with overall autonomy for the entire project – from styling freeze to manufacturing approval.
This included the following missions:
- Selection of suppliers
- Reception of parts
- Support to the production plant in Spain for the adaptation of industrial resources
- Production of the first models of the derived version of the Megane before the Renault factory took over the production in series.
“Ultimately, Renault was able to improve its range, on time and on budget, without the need to recruit new staff or develop new processes in-house.”
Philippe Hidden, Global Account Manager