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Renault launches study to reuse and recycle EOL heavy goods vehicle parts

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To contribute to the circular economy and extend the service life of its products, Renault Trucks is launching, with Indra, a preliminary study into introducing a reuse and recycling channel for end-of-life heavy goods vehicle parts. This study is being conducted with the financial support of the ADEME. 


Unlike private or utility vehicles, there is currently no legal requirement in Europe to process and recycle heavy goods vehicles at the end of their service life or when they are no longer in use. 

With the specialist Indra Automobile Recycling and the ADEME Agency for the Environment and Energy Management, the truck manufacturer Renault Trucks is conducting a study aimed at identifying the key factors for success and the required criteria for implementing its own network for recycling heavy goods vehicles and distributing the resulting used parts. 

The study will include an analysis of the situation for processing heavy goods vehicles that are no longer in use, as well as updating dismantling methods, which are vital in setting up a recycling channel. It will also feature a detailed analysis of the potential market for the reuse of parts and recommendations on logistics flow and distribution schemes for these parts. 

The results of this year-long study will set out the procedures for introducing a reuse and recycling channel for parts in France. This approach is a continuation of the actions carried out by Renault Trucks to promote a circular economy, which includes the conversion of used vehicles on the manufacturing site of Bourg-en-Bresse (Used Trucks Factory) and the remanufacturing activity of the Limoges plant. 

About Renault Trucks 

Building on the legacy of more than a century of French truck know-how, Renault Trucks supplies transport professionals with a wide range of services and vehicles (from 3,1 to 120 T) adapted to local and regional distribution, construction and long-distance activities. 

Renault Trucks vehicles are sturdy and reliable with low fuel consumption that enables them to deliver greater productivity and control operating costs. Renault Trucks is distributing and servicing its trucks via a dealership network comprising over 1,400 service points. The design and assembly of Renault Trucks vehicles, as well as the production of most components, is carried out in France. 

Renault Trucks is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. 

The Volvo Group, which employs about 105,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2018 the Volvo Group’s net sales amounted to about SEK 391 billion (EUR 38 billion). 

The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.