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NOVO MESTO - REVOZ

Revoz is Slovenia's only car factory and one of its biggest industrial plants. Revoz is a Renault group bodywork assembly plant that manufactures Clio II and, since 2007, New Twingo.

Situation 

The Revoz site is located in the town of Novo Mesto in Slovenia, 60 km south-east of Ljubljana, the capital city.
 
The plant is located on the southern edge of Novo Mesto, on the right bank of the Krka river, which runs through the town. The southern edge of the site is bordered by houses.

 

Highlights 

The Revoz site enjoyed a record-breaking year in 2009. Despite the financial and economic crisis, the plant produced 212,680 cars, 7% more than in 2008 and 6% more than in the previous record year of 2007.

From 6 April 2009 the site operated in three full-time shifts and set a new production record of 916 vehicles a day.

The plant continued to move ahead on the W33 project and prepared for the production of a new vehicle, Wind, set for start-up in 2010.

 

  • Award for the company that is most respectful of the environment

ISO 14001 certified in 1999, the Novo Mesto plant’s approach is based on a major staff training plan, and now plays the role of a pilot plant for the rest of the country. Involved in efforts by government bodies, and consulted by other companies, the plant, with the support of its staff, thus finds additional motivation in applying Renault's policy. On November 27, 2003, the plant was awarded the most environmentally-aware company prize by Slovenia's Environmental Development Fund.
 

  • Noise

Changes made to certain building structures and processes reduced the noise emitted by the plant. To limit noise pollution, the site installed noise barriers and silencers on certain ventilation systems. The plant adapts logistics operations during the night, reducing them to a minimum to limit noise emissions.
 

  • Continuous improvement plan

Developing a continuous improvement plan has made it possible to maintain stable environmental impacts despite an increase in production of about 40% between 1998 and 2009 and by 7% between 2008 and 2009, remaining at the same level in 2009..
  

  • Management 

Environmental operations are fully integrated into standard operations on all workstations. 
 

Key environmental data 

 

2009

Change since 2008

Change since 2004

Water consumption (thousands of m3)

236,4

7%

18%

Liquid discharge

 

 

Suspended solids (kg/d)

78

18%

-29%

OM (kg/d)

144

-17%

-44%

Toxic metals (kg/d)

0.2

-37%

-89%

Atmospheric emissions

 

 

Direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions (t CO2 equivalent)

70,285

*

*

NOx emissions (t)

21.7

13%

17%

SO2 emissions (t)

1.5

790%

-57%

Emissions of VOC produced by painting processes (g/m²)

44

-12%

-27%

Hazardous waste (t)

998

4%

*

Energy (MWh LHV)

163,998

8%

21%

 

(*): change in scope

 

For further details, see registration documents: 

 

 

 

Key facts 

  • Address
    Revoz - Belokranjska cesta 4 - 8000 Novo Mesto - Slovénie
  • Activity
    Body Assembly
  • Certifications
    ISO 14001 earned in 1999, renewed in 2002 and 2005
  • Label RHP