The Assembly Plant ensures both the production of the Dacia range models (Logan sedan, Logan MCV, Logan Van, Logan Pick-Up, Dacia Sandero and Dacia Duster) and of the respective spare parts.
The Assembly Plant is organized around four main departments, or shops : The Stamping Shop, the Carbody Shop, the Painting Shop, and the Assembly Shop. Once the four stages of the cycle have been completed, the cars are delivered to the commercial network.
During its more than fourty years of existence, the Assembly Plant gave 8 different models (Dacia 1100, Dacia 1300, Dacia Nova, Dacia SupeRNova, Dacia Solenza, Dacia Logan, Dacia Sandero, Dacia Duster) and over 3 million cars. At present, the daily output is 1,366 vehicles a day. The Assembly Plant employs over 8000 people.
The Assembly Plant Manager is Charles MORILLO.
I. The Stamping Shop
The metal sheet stamping is the first stage of the manufacturing procces; this is where the raw material, delivered as steel sheets, is turned into carbody parts, which are then sent to the Carbody Shop and to external clients, via the ILN-RIR Logistics Centre. 40% of the parts are sent to the Renault plants worldwide manufacturing the Logan.
The Stamping Shop surfaces 44,000 m². The 104 presses use 900 tons of steel sheets a day.
II. The Carbody Shop
The carbody is the second stage of the manufacturing process. The steel parts of are welded together into the final form of the carbody. The Carbody Shop covers a surface of 36,000 m². The aluminum parts are made with the help of 900 welding instruments.
III. The Painting Shop
The painting process, the third of the car manufacturing process, protects the carbody against corrosion and gives its final appearance, according to quality standards.
The painting process implies 6 different stages :
- ST– surface treatment: cleansing, phosphating through immersion
- Cataphorisis: electrochemical coating, through immersion
- Puttying : applying putty to stick, insulate and protect against gravelling. 18 kg of putty are applied onto each car.
- Applying intermediary paint: dressing (automated process)
- Applying water-based paint and glaze (automated process)
- Waxing: applying wax into cavities (corrosion proof).
The Painting Shop totals a surface of 35,000 m². 8 Each bodyshop requires 8 kg of paint.
IV. The Assembly Shop
The assembly is the final stage of the manufacturing process, where the mechanical parts are joined (the power unit, the rear axle), the driving gear, the mirrors and the interior trimming (carpets, chairs etc).
The four areas of the Assembly Shop cover 45,000 m²:
- a 1,100-m long assembly line
- two manufacturing workshops
- a finish control area
- a Maintenance shop