French race car manufacturer ORECA Group has launched a major project to extend its current facilities to support what it says is significant growth. A new manufacturing plant, called the Techno Centre, will be built, with work already underway. It is due to open in 2023.
ORECA technical director Rémi Taffin said, “This new racing car production plant is a strong sign, demonstrating that our activity has clearly been picking up momentum. This tool will not only allow us to further progress in our current design, production and assembly activities, but also enable us to shape our future, by providing us with an opportunity to carry out new projects and further strengthen our ‘Made by ORECA’ signature. This new modern plant dedicated to chassis in Signes, together with our engine department’s new hydrogen facilities in Magny-Cours, definitely confirm that ORECA Technology is a key player with a worldwide influence.”
The company says that that the 8,000m² building has been designed to optimize production line efficiency and guarantee continuity and coherence among the building’s different spaces, while providing modern tools and equipment. Beyond manufacturing and assembling, the building will also host ORECA’s engineering and R&D activities, including its design office.
Company founder and president Hugues de Chaunac said, “It was time for us to acquire industrial facilities of the highest quality standards in order to continue to develop and take on new challenges. The Techno Centre will allow us to apprehend motorsport’s future and transformations with relevant facilities. Finally, this building is a project that I cherish because beyond its technological facet, it will also be a place open to the outside world and filled with the Group’s values, positioning and dynamics that we’ve been putting in place – such as our ESR policy for instance.”