Flagship of French industry, PEUGEOT is one of the main pioneers of the global automobile industry. Over more than 2 centuries, the brand's activities have developed around passion and technological challenge.
TRANSFORMATION OF THE FAMILY GRAIN MILL INTO A STEEL MILL
Jean-Pierre and Jean-Frédéric Peugeot diversify their activity with the production of steel ribbons for sewing and saw blades and springs for watchmaking.
LAUNCH AND MARKETING OF THE TYPE 3 IN SERIES
The first car in the world to be mass-produced (64 examples), the type 3 traveled from Valentigney to Paris and followed the first Paris-Brest-Paris cycling race over 2045 km. In January 1893, the PEUGEOT type 3 was the first car to run in Italy.
SEPARATION OF TRADITIONAL AND AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING
The sons of Peugeot Frères continued traditional manufacturing (cycles, tools, etc.) while Armand Peugeot created the Société Anonyme des Automobiles PEUGEOT.
CONSTRUCTION OF THE 1ST AUTOMOTIVE PLANT IN AUDINCOURT, DOUBS
Abandonment of the workshops for installation in the first factory dedicated entirely to automobiles in Audincourt (25). A second factory became operational in Lille (59) in 1898.
PRESENTATION OF LION PEUGEOT CARS
The sons of Peugeot Frères also engage in automobile production under the Lion PEUGEOT brand with a range different from Automobiles Peugeot, thus avoiding competition.
GROUPING OF PRODUCTIONS
Association of the sons of Peugeot Frères with Armand Peugeot and creation of the Société Anonyme des Automobiles et Cycles PEUGEOT. All manufacturing is now part of the same entity.
CREATION OF THE SOCHAUX FACTORY
In 1929, it brought together all of Automobiles PEUGEOT's production and became the largest industrial site in France.
In 2012, it celebrated its 100th anniversary, making it the oldest automobile factory still in operation in the world to this day.
BIRTH OF PSA
“PSA” (Peugeot Société Anonyme) was founded to form the holding company of the automobile group of the same name which owns all the companies of the PEUGEOT Group.
The creation of the “PSA PEUGEOT Citroën” group took place in 1976 through the merger of Citroën S.A. and PEUGEOT S.A.
“PSA PEUGEOT Citroën” became “PSA Group” in 2016 and symbolizes the dynamism of its 3 strong automobile brands, PEUGEOT, Citroën and DS, as well as all of the Group’s other activities, current and future.