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Flins Renault Factory

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The Flins Renault Factory is a car factory in France, straddling the towns of Flins and Aubergenville in Yvelines, approximately 40 km from Paris. It is the largest Renault Group factory in mainland France. It was designed by the architect Bernard Zehrfuss and opened in 1952. It is 237 hectares in extent, of which 67 are occupied by covered buildings.
Creating Flins plant was part of a decentralisation plan for Renault with the aim of removing from the Billancourt plant the most repetitive and stressful tasks, which had caused several protests. The number of employees increased over the years, passing from 2,100 in 1953 to 10,600 in 1962. During the 1968 protests in France incidents were recorded around the factory.


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