A History of Renault Haren-Vilvoorde

  • A. J. Jacobs


This chapter provides a brief history of Renault’s car plant near Brussels in Vilvoorde. It begins by discussing its launch in 1935 and destruction during World War II. It then reviews the rebuilt plant’s most productive periods, building Ramblers for American Motors during the 1960s, and its modernization and expansion during the 1970s and 1980s. The chapter then concludes with its most difficult period, the 1990s, leading to its closing in 1997.


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  • A. J. Jacobs
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  1. 1.Department of SociologyEast Carolina UniversityGreenvilleUSA

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