Renault opens test centre in Romania
Built on a 330-hectare site midway between the Dacia plant in Pitesti and the Renault Technologie Roumanie (RTR) engineering center in Bucharest, the new Titu Technical Centre will primarily test vehicles and powertrain components from the B0 platform used for the Logan. The facility will complement the Aubevoye and Lardy test centres in France.
The Titu Technical Centre has 100 test benches for complete vehicles and components and will analyse vehicle behaviour over 10 different types of track including a speed circuit, uneven road surfaces, an underbody impact zone and wading troughs.
The site meets European environmental standards, and the centre will apply for ISO 14001 certification in its first year of operation.
Renault officially opened the Titu Technical Centre at a ceremony attended by Romanian President Traian Basescu and Patrick Pélata, Renault's chief operating officer.