Renault started working with the Dacia brand in the early 1960’s. After a long interruption, Renault took the company over in 1999 with a majority stakeholding. In the space of a few years, Renault turned the ailing company into a driving force for the Group. Specializing in robust, economical models, Dacia designs vehicles primarily for new markets.
Pitesti (120 km from Bucharest) is the main production site for Logan, supplying 47 countries. Logan is sold in all European markets, as well as Turkey, Algeria, Ukraine, the Middle East and Central Africa. The plant also makes parts and powertrain components.
The Pitesti plant has ISO 14001 certification and also holds the SMR (Renault Management System) label. It currently has more than 10,000 employees. The site has been extended to boost production capacity (up to 400,000 vehicles/year in 2009).