The Stellantis site at Les Ayvelles: a modern foundry looking to the future
At the foot of the Ardennes mountains, to the south of Charleville-Mézières, lies one of Europe's largest foundries, which is also one of the largest private industrial employers in Champagne-Ardenne. The site belongs to the Stellantis Europe Industrial Division, which mass-produces and delivers gravity-cast and lost-foam cast aluminium automotive parts, and spheroidal graphite cast-iron part
These are for Peugeot, Citroën, Opel Vauxhall, DS Automobile and other vehicles produced by Stellantis Group partnerships.
With its focus on sustainable mobility, the Stellantis Group recently announced plans to adapt its French plants for the electric vehicle market. By 2024, Stellantis forecasts an annual capacity of 1.1 million electric engines and 600,000 electric gearboxes.
With some 15 famous brands (including Peugeot, Citroën, Fiat, Maserati, Jeep and Alfa Romeo) and a wide range of vehicles, from top-of-the-range to goods vehicles, Stellantis is a leading vehicle manufacturer. The group employs around 300,000 people and has industrial sites in almost 30 countries around the world.
Since its creation, the manufacturer's site has been a driving force for economic activity in French Ardennes, working with many local subcontractors. With the current upheaval in the automotive industry, French Ardennes site is adapting, building on its expertise and capacity for innovation.
By Ardennes Développement, the Ardennes economic development agency - ardennes-developpement.com