Several thousand vehicles a year
Production will take place in the halls of SML, which was previously a supplier to the former Ford plant in Genk, Flanders. Rhenus Automotive acquired the plant in 2016. The assembly lines and infrastructure will undergo significant investment in the coming months, with production starting in November 2023. Some vehicles will require only limited final assembly, while others will require almost complete assembly.
Most of the assembly parts will be transported via the nearby canal – with thousands of containers a year coming in from suppliers worldwide. Each year, several thousand vehicles will be assembled and shipped to the rest of Europe and North Africa.