Renault set to boost capacity at its Brazil engine plant

Automotive company Renault is to increase capacity at its engine plant in Brazil by 25 per cent between now and 2013.

Its surface area will be extended by 5,000m² to boost output to between 400,000 and 500,000 units.

The plant, established in 1999 at the Ayrton Senna production site in Curitiba, has already manufactured nearly 2.5 million engines, 335,813 of which were built in 2011.

The site has also exported more than 1.2 million power plants to South American markets.