Title: Romanian exports of car components using intermodal rail transport
Work Package 4 “Quality and efficiency increasing of logistic chains”
Action 4.1 “Transfer of best practice rail and inland waterway transportation”
Action 4.1.6 Romanian exports of car components using intermodal rail transport
Author: Dacia Groupe Renault, Mr. Florin Soitaru, RO
Powertrain and Chassis Plant Dacia is one of the main component of the Dacia Groupe Renault in Romania. It is manufacturing rough aluminum foundry parts, machining and assembling engines and gear boxes; machining parts; assembling front and rear axles; welding of axles for Dacia’s range models and for Renault models manufactured worldwide.
In 2010, Powertrain and Chassis Plant Dacia manufactured:
Inside the Dacia Central Logistics Direction there is Renault Industrie Roumanie – International Logistics Network (RIR-ILN) who is in charge for the export of components for the car manufacturing of 8 plants from 7 countries:
The main reasons of modal shift are related to the economies of scale of their production in terms of both produced volumes and the export distances increasing.
In 2005, the board of Dacia Groupe Renault in Romania decided to shift to the rail transport mainly because of:
For final customer all the above issues are translated into a lower price for the product (whatever it is an entire car or different car parts or elementary components).
It is worth to mention that the company is continuos concerned about the environment protection and for this reason, more than 20 million EUR have been invested for environment protection research, technical and technologic developments.
Powertrain and Chassis Plant - Dacia Groupe Renault (www.daciagroup.com)
Str. Uzinei, 1,
Contact person: Mr. Florin Soitaru
Mainly, the used rail services have the following characteristics:
In 2010, the company invested for internal railways rehabilitation in Constanta Terminal and for manoeuvre locomotive acquisition.
During the same year, the company performed important shifting outputs, meaning the daily average of replaced trucks - about 360 trucks per day; they were shared by the production categories, as follows: