Although the companies have not made a formal announcement yet, the Wali (governor) of Oran in western Algeria says his province will be home of a new Peugeot-Citroën auto assembly plant. The plant is even scheduled to be located the municipality of el-Hamou.
If the news, announced by Wali Abdelghani Zaalane, is confirmed, it will make Western Algeria, specifically Oran an important industrial hub in auto assembly, with the new Peugeot-Citroën site relatively close to the existing Renault assembly plant located Oued Tlelat.
Production of the Renault Symbol model in Oued Tlelat started in November 2014. In the same area, industrial firms are preparing to manufacture car seats, expanding the currently low level of local contracting. Other companies are currently submitting their plans for car accessories manufacturing, including plastics-related parts.