Peugeot is a French automobile manufacturer founded by Armand Peugeot, the Peugeot family in 1889. Headquartered in Paris and the offices of study and research in Velizy, La Garenne-Colombes, Poissy and Sochaux Montbéliard (25). This is the first company in the world whose aim was the creation of the design and manufacture of automobiles.
The Peugeot is owned by PSA Peugeot Citroën also encompasses Citroen acquired from Michelin in 1974. Jean-Martin Folz (X1966) was the CEO who succeeded Jacques Calvet 1 October 1997 to October 2006. In November 2006, Christian Streiff took over leadership of the group PSA Peugeot Citroen, before being replaced early in 2009.
Peugeot sold 1.96 million vehicles (down 1.8%) in 2006, including 1.233 million in Western Europe (-1.7%) 491 000 outside Europe and Iran (10.7% ) and 236 000 (-20%) CKD vehicles in Iran.  with 308 000 sales in 2006, the Peugeot 207 was a good start and should reach 500 000 in a full year.
The company Peugeot is entering the industrial era in 1810 under the leadership of Emperor Napoleon I who needed to clothe the soldiers of his Grand Army: these millers Parents become transformers cotton Audincourt side Sochaux Franche-Comte, then throw in the steel industry by implementing a foundry.
The foundry gives way to a manufacturing saw blades. In 1842, the company partners with four Englishmen from Lancaster installed in the Saint-Etienne, the Jackson brothers, and from 1846, produced under the name "Peugeot seniors and Jackson brothers" band saws , tools, Stays whales and umbrellas.
In 1848 after the revolution which brought an economic crisis, the firm took the name "Peugeot Frères" and manufactures steel frames for crinolines, fashion accessories launched by the Empress Eugenie.
The first four-speed auto and 8 hp Peugeot Peugeot Type 2 and Type 3 are built only from 1890, and travel at 25 km / h. The gasoline engine is then built from the license from Daimler, left then to use a Peugeot engine. The company also manufactured, originally the famous pepper mills and coffee mills (1876 to 1935), bicycles (self-employed since March 1926), appliance (PSP subsidiary now called for "Peugeot pepper salt shakers, owned 15% by the group ), and electrical equipment (disappeared in 1989, the event was revived in 2005 by PSP ). La Societe Anonyme des Automobiles Peugeot was founded in 1896 by Armand Peugeot (Centrale).
Located in many industrial sites in France and worldwide, the brand is strongly associated with the town of Sochaux, near Montbéliard in Franche-Comte, France, where its largest industrial site that includes research and development and manufacturing of automotive series. The Sochaux plant remains, even in the 1960s, the only terminal unit production car of the mark, before the construction site Sausheim in Alsace, then in the 1970s, the acquisition of the industrial Chrysler in Europe (PSA Poissy plant, plant PSA Madrid, PSA Ryton Plant).
The "lion" symbol is now used since 1847 but was tabled as a logo in 1858. It originally symbolized the three qualities of Peugeot saw blades: cutting speed, hardness and flexibility of the teeth of the blade. This reputation of quality steel will endure over the years. An advertisement for Peugeot in the magazine Scientific American referred to elsewhere in the 1960s that the motor vehicle the oldest in working in the United States was a Peugeot 1898.
It was not until 1948 and the Peugeot 203 for the arrow disappear behind it. The heraldic lion made its appearance on the 203. He stands up on its hind legs to adopt the familiar posture of the lion coat of arms of Franche-Comté, the birthplace of the company. He will undergo seven successive amendments to the current version dates from 2002 and named Blue Brand.
On June 20, 2008, the 50 millionth  is out of the Peugeot assembly lines at Sochaux. It was a 308 SW. The bodywork of this car was decorated with photographs of employees with their Peugeot site in the important moments of their lives. After the usual ceremonies, the car joined the museum directly adventure Peugeot to inaugurate the celebrations of the 20th anniversary of the opening.
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