- Gearboxes: JH, JR, SG
- 221,999 gearboxes
The HORSE Cormecánica powertrain plant in Los Andes, at the foot of the Andes mountain range in Chile, produces gearboxes mainly for Brazil, Argentina and Colombia.
FOUNDED IN: 1969
LEGAL FORM AND CAPITAL OWNERSHIP: Wholly owned by New H. Powertrain Holding (S.L.U.)
WORKFORCE: 306 people at 31 December 2022
AREA: 1.1 ha of buildings, 9 ha in all
CERTIFICATIONS: ISO 14001, ISO 9001
HORSE Chile is deeply committed to the environment. It is currently focused on recycling most of its waste and striving to implement the 3 Rs – Recycle, Reuse and Reduce.
1968: Renault set up Industria Automotriz Renault Chile, which assembled the Renault 4L at Arica.
1969: Cormecánica company created, 50% owned by Corfo (State of Chile) 25% by Peugeot 25% by Renault; the plant in Los Andes started up.
1971: Operations transferred from Arica to Los Andes, which assembled the Renault 4L then the Renault 12.
1974: Los Andes produced the first BP360 gearbox.
1979: Automotores Franco Chilena started manufacturing the Renault 18.
1980: Renault took over the Cormecánica plant.
1985: Made first NL gearbox for Trafic.
1988: Made first JB1 gearbox.
1988: Started exporting NG gearboxes to France.
1991: Discontinued local vehicle production.
1992: Ciadea took over Cormecánica.
1998: Renault took over Cormecánica.
2000: Exported JB3 gearboxes to Mexico.
2004: Set up the Importer Countries division in Chile.
2008: Cormecánica started machining JH gearboxes.
2010: JH3 gearbox production for Fluence and JB3 production for Symbol in Argentina.
2011: 500K project.
2012: Cormecánica made Renault Group’s 50,000,000th J gearbox.
2014: SX10 project.
2016: 5 million gearbox milestone; produced the first SG1 gearbox.
2019: 6 million gearbox milestone; celebrated its 50th anniversary.
2021: The Chilean government awarded it “essential company” status.
2022: Launched Women In Industry programme.
2023: 7 million gearbox milestone.
2023: The Cormecánica plant became part of HORSE on 1 July.
Rue San Rafael N° 1769,
Casilla Correo: 11-A,
2100837 Los Andes,
+ 56 34 2 499111